Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan - Press photo
CAIRO - 23 September 2021: Manpower Minister Mohamed Saafan said the employee emergency relief fund paid nearly LE 1.424 billion to 416,666 workers, the ministry said in a statement.
As many as 416,666 workers in 3,824 facilities benefited from the cash money until the end of June 2021, he added during a meeting of the fund's board on Thursday.
The fund's board approved to pay the 8th and 9th batches of relief funds to tourism employees, with a 100% of workers' main wages at a minimum of LE 600 monthly, Saafan said.
The measure comes in implementation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to support the most affected sectors by Covid-19 pandemic, topped by tourism, according to him.