An employee counts money at an exchange office in downtown Cairo (Photo credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
CAIRO - 28 February 2022: Egypt spent $400 billion, which exceeds LE 6 trillion, to improve the quality of life for citizens, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said stated Monday.
This came during El-Said’s speech during a discussion session "to serve the national project for the development and integration of the Egyptian family" within the activities of launching the national project for the development of the Egyptian family in the presence of President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi.
"When the Egyptian state launched its vision (Egypt 2030), which is the national version of the 17 UN goals in addition to presidential mandates, economic and social development plans, and the government's work program, the main goal was to build the Egyptian person and improve the quality of life,” she said.
She added that the Egyptian state made efforts during the past 7 years, as spending on national projects amounted to $400 billion, or more than LE 6 trillion.
She explained that the national project (Haya Karima), which targets more than $50 billion over 3 years, is the largest development project in the world.