This amount has been earmarked based on a program and performance-based budgeting approach to the 2021/2022 fiscal year plan, he added.

Helmy was addressing members of the House of Representatives' budget and planning committee to brief them on the latest progress in implementation the ministry's program and performance-based plans and budgets.

He noted the national sustainable development strategy (Egypt Vision 2030) included a program aimed at turning from a line item-budgeting approach to a program and performance-based approach, which is more effective in evaluating the return on investments in budget inputs and how they serve sustainable development goals.