Egypt's min.: Sisi attaches importance to development of Egyptian countryside

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 11:12 GMT

How Egypt’s ‘Haya Karima’ achieves unprecedented development in countryside

How Egypt’s ‘Haya Karima’ achieves unprecedented development in countryside

CAIRO - 11 August 2020: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi gives priority to providing lands for the establishment of projects serving the development of rural areas as part of presidential initiative Haya Karima (Decent Life), Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi said Wednesday.


During an expanded meeting with the governors at the headquarters of his ministry, Shaarawi said a committee was formed to follow up the issue of providing lands for the project.

He called for honoring the directives of the political leadership and the prime minister on protecting agricultural lands while carrying out the project of developing the countryside.

The minister called on the governor to establish vocational and industrial projects in rural areas targeted by the development project. 

Haya Karima is a massive-scale project across the country that aims to improve the living standards of people This initiative targets improving the life standard of citizens in 175 towns and 4,209 villages, with a total budget of LE 515 billion allocated for the project when first announced. The budget for the project, however, is every growing as the initiatives tackles infrastructure, education, job creation, sanitation, and other aspects.

Haya Karima involves unique concerted efforts by multiple ministries and agencies.

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