Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 11:34 GMT
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli
CAIRO - 6 March 2020: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli followed up all projects which are now being carried out in different service and development sectors across the country.
The state is very interested in carrying out the national project to develop the Egyptian villages, which is regularly followed by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as part of "Decent Life" initiative that aims at upgrading services offered to citizens, said Madbouli during an inspection tour of Menofia Governorate on Saturday.
During the tour, the premier followed up the implementation of development and service projects aimed at upgrading villages in Menofia as part of the presidential initiative.
On 25 February, the United Nations has praised Egypt’s “Decent Life” initiative has contributed to mitigating the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic through improving the standards of living conditions of the most needy groups.
In a report, the UN said the initative has also provided job opportunities through supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
It added the goals of the initiative are to be achieved through providing decent housing, water and sanitation for deprived families, and medical and educational services, establishing micro-projects for those most in need and providing in-kind support periodically to most in need families.
Decent Life initiative is an initiative endorsed by President Abdel Fattah el Sisi, with the main objective of improving the quality of life in the poorest rural communities within the framework of the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030, through decreasing multidimensional poverty and unemployment rates.
The initiative has four pillars: first: improving living-standards and investing in human capital; second: developing infrastructure services; third: raising the quality of human development services; fourth: economic development.
The initiative provides poorest villages with increased access to the basic services such as health, education, water and sanitation, it said.
The first phase was launched in January 2019, targeting to cover 375 villages across Egypt, the UN said.
By launching the second phase, in January 2021, the number of targeted villages increased to 1500, with the number of beneficiaries representing 20% of the overall Egyptian population, it added.
The initiative comes as an affirmation of the state's willingness to implement the participatory planning approach through integrating citizens in the need’s identification stage, along with the government and civil society's participation in the implementation and monitoring process.