President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with a group of Egyptian businessmen participating in “Haya Karima" (Decent Life) Initiative
CAIRO - 31 August 3021: A total of L.E. 32 billion have been allocated by Haya Karima initiative to develop unplanned areas.
In its first phase, the budget included replanning 353 hazardous areas, providing 262,000 housing units for slum inhabitants and 354,000 apartments for low-income people, as well as 150,000 apartments for medium income people.
The first phase of the initiative raised the efficiency of about 400 of the poorest villages. That included 100 medical units at a cost of L.E. 450 million, paved roads and bridges at L.E. 3.8 billion, 500 power projects at L.E. 1.4 billion, and 141 sanitation projects at L.E. 1.5 billion.
Haya Karima has helped noticeably in reducing poverty levels in the villages where it has intervened.
The neediest villages are determined according to their poor basic services and infrastructure such as sanitation and drinking water, low level of education, high density in school classes, high need for health services, poor road networks and high poverty levels of families in the village.
The project takes on a comprehensive dimension, not a specific sector. It rather seeks a comprehensive development in Upper Egypt’s villages including sanitation, drinking water, roads, telecommunications, transportation, electricity, environment, housing, education, health, women, children, those with special needs. It also tries to raise income by increasing production, job opportunities and diversifying income resources.
It also supports NGOs by training and qualifying citizens to be part of communal participation in all the phases of planning, administering, and managing projects and services.
The initiative is a role model in partnering between the government and the civil society, Tahya Misr Fund, and the private sector to maximize the benefits of the initiative and to reach the highest number of families in need.