Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 10:58 GMT
FILE - An event of the presidential initiative “Decent Life”
CAIRO - 16 March 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has chaired a meeting to follow up the implementation plan of countryside development projects under the presidential initiative “Decent Life”.
The meeting, held on Monday in the presence of Housing Minister Asem El Gazar, Mamdoh Raslan, Chairman of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), and a host of key respective officials, comes in coordination with all the authorities concerned within the framework of sustainable development targeting the Egyptian countryside.
The premier underscored the importance of sewage projects and their positive environmental effects to raise the standards of living and offer better services for the countryside residents.
Gazar reviewed the implementation progress of the proposed and currently-carried out projects in the sectors of drinking water and sewage, noting that there are more than 700 projects covering different villages nationwide.
The minister also shed light on the design and use of service buildings, which will established in such villages.
The premier directed to mobilize all efforts of construction companies to be fully ready for accomplishing this huge national project with the provision of all required equipment and machines.
This initiative includes developing the lives of nearly 175 towns and 4209 villages. A total budget of LE 515 billion were allocated for the project.
The first phase
The first phase of the initiative began in July 2019 with developing 375 villages considered to be among the poorest in 14 different governorates allover the country. The services provided to the villages were in the sectors of health, education, drinking water, electricity and gas, roads and transportation along with sports and environmental services.
Up to 4.46 million people benefited of Hayaa Karema in its first phase with total projects and services of a LE 13.5 billion coast.
Up to 600 national projects were implemented in this phase, as another 1580 are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
23 NGO participated in developing the life standards of several families spotted living in sever poor conditions under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity. Up to 52,000 social interventions and aids were needed as part of the initiative’s developing strategy.
The second phase
On December 28, 2020, Sisi announced launching the second phase of Hayaa Karema to include another 1376 villages distributed in different 20 governorate with a total of LE 150 billion investments and 18 million beneficiaries.
Up to 20 different authority and Ministry in Egypt are participating in the national initiative with efforts and data. Also, nearly 23 NGO and hundreds of volunteers are taking part significantly in all of the projects and stages of the initiative.
Hayaa Karema is a national project that aims to eliminate poverty and help creating a stable, decent, and healthy life for all Egyptians. It sets a plan of providing infrastructure networks in villages, improve all services, implement projects, and help the most vulnerable communities among citizens.
Funding medium small and micro enterprises along with providing educational, cultural services are included in the initiative as part of the mega national initiative.