Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 10:59 GMT
CAIRO- 15 July 2021: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli described Haya Karima national project as an “icon” project for Egypt’s re-building process with the aim of developing the life of more than the half of Egyptians.
He added that Haya Karima is truly Egypt's 21st century project. “It is all over the country and involves thousands of simultaneous projects” Madbouly said.
In his speech at Haya Karima national project first conference, Madbouli described Haya Karima as a 100 percent Egyptian venture with total of investments of EGP 700 billion, including EGP 270 billion in the initial phase.
He pointed out that the project is an orchestrated work of construction and building in all Egyptian governorates covering an area which houses around 58 percent of the whole population.
The premier added that the main objective of the project, as defined by President Sisi, is to change the lives of Egyptians for the best, noting that it will also help achieve the UN sustainable development goals for 2030
“Some 4,500 villages are targeted in the initiative, and for the same time it's a project targeting half Egypt's population. It's a 100% Egyptian project with more than LE 700M in budgets, making the dreams of millions of Egyptians come true” the PM said.
He added that “it is Egyptians who chose the projects, as the projects within Haya Karima resulted from hundreds of meetings with stakeholders and beneficiaries”.
Madbouli noted that choosing the villages was made according to the ‘poverty levels’. “For decades, the countryside needed sanitation but the lack of funds prevented that. However, by the end of Haya Karima projects, all villages in Egypt will have sanitation and power” Madbouli added.
The premier reviewed the types of the mega projects that will be carried out as part of "Descent Life" initiative, noting that these projects will reshape Egypt's map, its its population distribution along with the entire national economic potential in a bid to solve the problems of current and future times.
The projects implemented under the umbrella of the initiative are not just construction ones as some people have claimed, he said, adding that they are varied, promising that they will be underpinning the essence and core of the new republic.
Madbouli said the project aims at achieving a real comprehensive development for the Egyptian rural people at the economic, social and cultural levels
Under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Cairo International Stadium host, the launch of the first conference for the national project “Haya Karima” (Decent Life) for the development of the Egyptian countryside’s villages.
The conference was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, several ministers and thousands of citizens representing all categories of the Egyptian people.
A number of public figures, media personnel, businessmen as well as representatives of Egyptian, regional and international institutions were among the attendees.
During the conference Sisi, signed Haya Karima National Project for the countryside Development Document.
“Haya Karima” is a national project to develop the Egyptian countryside. It started as an initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on 2 January, 2019.
It was then transformed into a national project early in 2021 with the aim of improving the living conditions and the quality of life for the neediest categories of the rural society nationwide and contributing to advancing the level of daily services provided to citizens.
The “Haya Karima” project seeks to unify the efforts of all the state’s institutions in cooperation with the civil society, the private sector companies and the development partners inside and outside Egypt in the sustainable development field
The project also aims, through eliminating multi-dimensional poverty, to alleviate the burden shouldered by the citizens, especially the neediest families in the targeted villages and centers totaling 4,658 villages with total investments estimated at LE 700 billion.
This contributes to improving the life of more than half of the Egyptian population through setting an integrated developmental roadmap which its goals and axes are consistent with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
This comes through securing a comprehensive array of services and that include decent housing, health, education, culture, infrastructure, clean environment and productive communities to ensure sustainable development in the targeted villages and centers.
The project’s goals are advancing the economic, social and environmental levels of the neediest families in poor villages, empowering them to obtain all primary services, security job opportunities for these communities and maximizing their production capabilities in a way that ensures a decent life for them.
The project also aims at organizing the efforts of the civil society, enhancing the cooperation between civil society and all state institutions and encouraging local communities to participate in building human capabilities and boosting the value of the homeland.