Launched in May 2007, Haram City is Orascom Housing Community’s (OHC) flagship project. Spanning approximately 8.4 million square meters of land, the affordable housing development is the first of its kind in Egypt. Located in 6th of October, 20 km west of Cairo, the fully integrated community will hold approximately 70,000 housing units upon completion.
To date 11,500 housing units have been constructed and OHC has fully developed a complete infrastructure network including electricity, water, sewage and road networks. In late 2008, the first residents moved in and today Haram City is home to more than 5,000 families.
A truly integrated development, Haram City offers diverse community facilities including schools, stores, clinics, a cinema, houses of worship, and sporting club under contsruction . In addition, Haram City will include retail and commercial properties as well as office space. Many of the city’s community facilities are now fully operational.
Stemming from OHC’s commitment to the community, Haram City encourages social responsibility and civic engagement. The city hosts various projects designed to stimulate job creation and benefit the overall community as well as underprivileged segments. Socially driven entities include Ertiqaa, a waste recycling company, Malaika, an embroidery factory and a rehabilitation centre for homeless children:Banati.