New tech app to allow youth participate in Egypt Strategy 2030

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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 - 12:49 GMT

Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed - File photo

Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed - File photo

CAIRO – 2 December 2017: The Ministry of Planning will launch this month a technology application that will allow youth to revise and participate in the country’s sustainable development strategy Egypt Vision 2030.

This comes in light of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s directions, during the Youth Conference in Alexandria, to offer youth the opportunity to participate in their future’s strategy.

The new app was announced by Minster of Planning Hala al-Saeed during the recent World Youth Forum that took place in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egypt Strategy 2030 was announced by the government in 2015, targeting three main goals: economic development, competitiveness of markets and human capital.

The final draft of the strategy was launched in February 2016, aiming to raise Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to 12 percent in 2030, up from the current four percent, while reducing the budget deficit to 2.28 percent from 11.5 percent.

Under the strategy, the government will be committed to increasing investment rates, raising the contribution of services to GDP to about seven percent, increasing exports and reducing unemployment rates to about five percent.

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