Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 01:58 GMT
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 01:58 GMT
Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Said and Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expats Affairs Nabila Makram while launching website of Nawart Baladak initiative - Press Photo
CAIRO - 26 March 2021: The ministries of immigration and planning officially launched Thursday a website for the initiative "Nawart Baladk."
This is in the context of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives on the necessity of giving a hand to Egyptian expats who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis, and integrating them into the national economy in various governorates.
In this context, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expats Affairs Nabila Makram explained that the website represents the third phase of the “Nawarat Baladak" initiative. The first one consisted of the registration of data and documents of Egyptian workers laid off from work in Gulf countries. In the second phase, the ministry immediately cooperated with different ministries and institutions to offer training and job opportunities. The ministries that have been involved are those of planning, trade, and local development.
Makram pointed out that the website aims to create an accurate database that includes key information on returnees from abroad, their professions, skills, and the methods of employment they choose, whether financing projects they intend to launch, getting training for career transfer, or job opportunities, registering through the following website: https://nawartbaladk.gov.eg/
Makram added that this directly contributes to providing training programs that suit the skill and competence of each of them and enhancing these qualifications, to help create suitable job opportunities for them, in cooperation with various authorities.
For her part, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El Said said that the initiative aims to strengthen cooperation between government agencies, implement economic plans by integrating Egyptians abroad, benefit from their skills to achieve comprehensive development, and support the political vision of investing in the human element.
The planning minister added that efforts are being made to provide employment opportunities for workers returning from abroad in the labor-intensive infrastructure projects implemented in various governorates.
El-Said noted that the ministry will work to provide financing packages for those wishing to start their own businesses as well as advisory services. That is in addition to qualification and training for those wishing.
El-Said emphasized that the launching of the website of the "Nawart Baladk" initiative aims to contribute to providing the necessary training programs for specialists in various fields, to qualify workers returning from abroad to work and enhance their skills in line with the needs of the Egyptian labor market.