Egyptians gather to buy subsidized sugar from a government truck after a sugar shortage in retail stores across the country in Cairo, Egypt, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/AmrAbdallahDalsh
CAIRO – 18 December 2018: Kamal Amer, head of the Parliament's Defense and National Security Committee confirmed that the committee is about to finalize the proposal of a bill to control population growth.
The committee's effort comes in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population to control Egypt's growing population. Amer said that the draft law will be issued in the current Parliamentary session.
In an interview with Egypt Today, Amer said that the bill which includes positive incentives for the ideal family that consists of parents and only two children.
He stressed that the law does not oblige or impose anything on the Egyptian family, adding that it is based on selection and motivation, and therefore does not conflict with the Sharia (Islamic law) and the fundamentals of religion. He explained that the forms of motivation introduced by the law will include benefits in housing and health services and so on.
It is estimated that Egypt's population will hit 150 million in 2050 with an increase of 70 percent compared to 2015, Minister of Planning, Follow-Up, and Administrative Reform Hala al-Said said in a public lecture in Cairo University earlier in December.
Said stated that the birth rate has been on the rise since 2005 reaching 2 million per annum in 2008, and growing to become 2.5 - 2.7 million. The whole population of some countries is around 2 - 3 million. “That means the annual birth rate equals other states' population,” the minister said.
Within the 2030 vision, “we are renovating the long-term visions in light of regional and international developments, economic reforms, and their impact on targets, so we review every long-term plan every four years,” the minister stated.
CAIRO - 6 December 2018: It is estimated that Egypt's population will hit 150 million in 2050 with an increase of 70 percent compared to 2015, Minister of Planning, Follow-Up, and Administrative Reform Hala al-Said said in a public lecture in Cairo University on Wednesday.