Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 03:39 GMT
CAIRO - 6 July 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said his current visit to the Upper Egyptian governorate of Aswan aims to follow up ongoing projects that are carried out within the framework of the national project for upgrading Egyptian villages; as part of the presidential Decent Life initiative.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is keen to follow up all details of those projects, leading to a paradigm shift in the services provided to millions of citizens in various sectors, Madbouli added on Tuesday on the sidelines of his visit to Aswan.
Received by Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia, the premier was accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anani, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi, and Minister of Housing Assem el Gazzar.
During the visit, Madbouli pointed out to the political leadership’s consistent directives to the government to provide various aspects of support for improving services offered to citizens, as well as to work on harnessing all capabilities available at all state bodies to implement service and development projects.
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.