FILE PHOTO- Ministers partake in a Cabinet meeting
CAIRO - 15 November 2021: The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) has said that Egypt's investments in the road and bridge sector increased by over 90 percent during the past three years.
In an infographic, the center said Egypt pumped investments worth 79 billion pounds in the housing sector in 2019/20, constructing 194,200 houses.
Over the past six years, the government set up 17 industrial complexes in 15 governorates, offering 43,000 jobs, the infographic read.
The government also injected 2.3 billion dollars to develop slums, and is currently working on establishing new cities, such as the New Administrative Capital, it added.
The center shed light on the presidential Decent Life initiative, which aims to upgrade the Egyptian countryside at a total of 700 billion pounds over three years.
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 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.
“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 lives of more than half of the Egyptian population through setting an integrated developmental roadmap whose 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 includes 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.