FILE - A view from Luxor - Wikimedia Commons/Marc Ryckaert
CAIRO - 25 June 2020: The cabinet under Moustafa Madbouli approved during its weekly meeting on Thursday several decisions and draft resolutions, including one on setting up a center in Luxor to enhance flexibility and innovation and spread knowledge in Upper Egypt.
A memo of understanding signed between the Agriculture Ministry and the World Food Program (WFP) stipulates setting up Luxor center in implementation of the goals of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (Egypt Vision 2030).
The strategy aims at addressing radical reasons behind poverty, lack of social equality and poor food security.
The memo aims at expanding cooperation between the Agriculture Ministry and the WFP through setting up a platform for innovation and spreading knowledge.
The center will be fully owned by the Egyptian government and run by the ministry and Luxor governorate.
It also seeks to back small farmers as regards agricultural development, encourage them on green economy that aims at reducing pollution, improve production of food materials and help them to adapt to climate change.
The cabinet also approved a number of draft resolutions issued by the president as regards allocating lands to set up a logistics trade area in Qena, exempting some prisoners on the 68th anniversary of June 23 Revolution and rationalizing public spending in light of the coronavirus crisis.