Egypt's PM inspects "Decent Life" projects in Luxor's Esna

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Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 10:51 GMT

Courtesy of Haya Karima

Courtesy of Haya Karima

CAIRO - 13 October 2021: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Tuesday inspected a number of projects that are currently carried out in Esna town of the Upper Egyptian governorate of Luxor, as part of the national project to develop the Egyptian countryside and within the Hayat Karima "Decent Life" presidential initiative.


He was accompanied by Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharawi, Housing Minister Assem el Gazzar , Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham, Head of the Central Agency for Reconstruction Mahmoud Nassar and Chairman of the National Authority of Potable Water and Sewage (NOPWASD) Ehab Khedr.

During his inspection tour, the premier checked on the progress made in a project for rehabilitating and lining Zarqani Canal, which is 4.15 km in length, as well as Hajar Kumir branch with a length of 1.92 km.

The two canal projects are executed within a local program aimed at rehabilitating three canals serving the residents of El-Deir village, east of Esna town.

Madbouli also toured the houses of a number of families benefiting from the Sakan Karim “Decent Housing” initiative, and spoked with them about their needs and demands.

The prime minister stressed that the state, through cooperation and coordination among all bodies concerned, seeks to provide decent housing for all citizens in unplanned areas and to raise the quality of life for them.

On his part, NOPWASD chairman said that the authority is working to supply 28 villages of Luxor governorate with sanitation services.

The “Haya Karima” project seeks to unify the efforts of all the state’s institutions in cooperation with the civil society, the private sector companies and the development partners inside and outside Egypt in the sustainable development field.

The project also aims, through eliminating multi-dimensional poverty, to alleviate the burden shouldered by the citizens, especially the neediest families in the targeted villages and centers totaling 4,658 villages with total investments estimated at LE 700 billion.

This contributes to improving the life of more than half of the Egyptian population through setting an integrated developmental roadmap which its goals and axes are consistent with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

This comes through securing a comprehensive array of services and that include decent housing, health, education, culture, infrastructure, clean environment and productive communities to ensure sustainable development in the targeted villages and centers.

The project’s goals are advancing the economic, social and environmental levels of the neediest families in poor villages, empowering them to obtain all primary services, security job opportunities for these communities and maximizing their production capabilities in a way that ensures a decent life for them.

The project also aims at organizing the efforts of the civil society, enhancing the cooperation between civil society and all state institutions and encouraging local communities to participate in building human capabilities and boosting the value of the homeland.

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