Official discloses number of rural villages to be developed by mid-2022 within Egypt's 'Decent Life'

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Sun, 19 Sep 2021 - 12:38 GMT

FILE - A rural village in Egypt

FILE - A rural village in Egypt

CAIRO – 19 September 2021: Head of the Central Administration of Decent Life Initiative Alaa Gad al-Karim stated Sunday that the development of 1,413 rural villages will be accomplished by June 30, 2022, and that the upgrade of the entire Egyptian countryside will be completed by June 30, 2024.

 

It is noted that 375 out of targeted 4,500 villages have been already revamped within the pilot phase and the early stage of the initiative's implementation.

 

The budget allocated to the initiative is LE700 billion, and the number of beneficiaries is 58 million.

 

The goals of the initiative are as follows:

 

Rehabilitating houses, building ceilings for houses that lack them, and building residential communities in villages in need.

 

Connecting the houses to water supply, wastewater, natural gas, and electricity networks. 

 

Introducing infrastructure necessary for micro enterprises.

 

Providing medical services, building hospitals and healthcare units, and equipping them with the necessary devices and medical staff.

 

Operating medical caravans, and offering prosthetics. 

 

Improving the quality of schools, and nurseries, and establishing literacy classrooms.

 

Expanding economic empowerment, vocational training, and employment through micro, small, and medium enterprises.

 

Establishing industrial, and craft complexes.

 

Bolstering food supply chains, and providing subsidizes food.

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