Egypt's PM follows up development, service projects under construction in Damietta governorate


Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 02:07 GMT

FILE – Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Mabdouli - Cabinet

FILE – Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Mabdouli - Cabinet

CAIRO - 7 August: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has asserted the necessity of following up the implementation rates of any development and service projects which are currently under construction in Damietta governorate in order to improve services offered to citizens at the various vital sectors.

The premier's remarks were made during his virtual meeting on Monday with Minister of Local Development General Mahmoud Shaarawy, Damietta Governor Manal Awad, Damietta Security Director General Khaled Ibrahim.

During the meeting, Damietta Governor Manal Awad reviewed the number of projects underway in the governorate and the schedules of their finalization.

She noted that some 49 projects are currently underway in the governorate including road construction, electricity, upgrading the municipalities. The total value of investment allocations for such projects estimated at EGP 297.855 million comprising EGP 288.267 milllion channeled from the state's public budget.

As regards the sanitary and potable water projects in Damietta, Awad said there are 12 projects in such sectors whose cost is EGP 585.150 million for the water projects, while the sanitary drainage projects are estimated at EGP 1.854 billion, she added.

Concerning the housing sector, the governor said there are currently nine projects whose total cost reached EGP 311 million.


Regarding the file of reconciliation in building violations, Awad explained that the number of reconciliation requests submitted has reached 34,272, while the number of removals that have taken place in cases of encroachment on state property, whether buildings or agricultural lands, has reached 11,121 removal, out of a total of 16,703 cases of infringement that were monitored during the period from May 2017 to August 2020



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