Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 07:16 GMT
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 07:16 GMT
CAIRO – 10 November 2021: Egypt's First Lady, Entissar al Sisi, visited Wednesday Shamma village, in Menoufia Governorate to follow up with the latest developments that took place in the village as part of presidential initiative 'Haya Karima'.
During her visit, she met number of Shamma village residents and chatted with them, as they expressed appreciation for the initiative and what was accomplished in the village during the past period.
The first lady visited the village’s library that was newly-renovated and followed up with the medical convoy organized by the initiative for the citizens.
On her social media accounts, Entissar al Sisi expressed her ‘happiness for the visit’.
“I was pleased today to be among the people of Shamma village in Ashmoun, Menoufia Governorate to follow up on the implementation of the 'Haya Karima' projects on the ground. And I was very pleased with your hospitality and kindness of the reception” the first lady wrote.
She added: “I would like to thank all of you for this remarkable achievement. As having a decent life is the hope that we all working for.”
Last July, 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.
“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.