‘Haya Karima’ reaches Aswan, aims to improve drinking water, sanitation services

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Tue, 25 May 2021 - 02:19 GMT

Haya Karima in Aswan

Haya Karima in Aswan

CAIRO – 25 May 2021: The nation-wide initiative “Haya Karima” has reached villages of Aswan city, aiming to improve drinking water and sanitation services after years of being neglected.

 

Relevant bodies of Aswan governorate continue their efforts to follow up on ongoing projects as part of the initiative that implements comprehensive development of the Egyptian countryside.

 

A total of 31 main villages and 114 sub-villages in the center of Edfu, Kom Ombo and Nasr el-Nuba are listed as part of the targeted areas of the initiative in Aswan.

 

The rehabilitation of the eastern Salwa Canal is part of the initiative efforts, making it easy for the water to reach the end of the canal, after it was blocked.

 

Residents of the Salwa village thanked the political leadership for the Haya Karima initiative that “has restored hope and life not only to their village, but to other villages across Egypt.”

 

Mahmoud Mohamed, one of the residents, said that he hopes the whole village will be covered by the sanitation service project, to end their suffer.

 

About Haya Karima

 

In 2020, Haya Karima or “Decent Life” was announced as a non-profit organization to implement the objectives of the initiative. A cooperation between three main ministries: Local Development, Social Solidarity and Planning, in addition to the participation of 16 civil society institutions.

 

The initiative has provided financial support to the most needy citizens, as well as services including medical, residential and job opportunities.

 

A study by the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies has revealed how the social initiative “Haya Karima” has changed the livelihoods in the Egyptian villages.

 

The study said that there was 75 percent of the villages in Egypt suffer apparent shortage in some development sectors, services and facilities such as clean water networks, sanitation and gas, electricity, schools and hospitals.

 

The study has confirmed that “Haya Karima” has worked to improve the standard of living and provide job opportunities in small and medium enterprises for the poor in the most needy areas.

 

The second phase of the Haya Karima initiative will target 4,670 villages in the coming two years.

 

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