Minister of Planning Hala al-Said addresses attendees at AUC Campus
CAIRO - 18 February, 2018: Minister of Planning Hala al-Said addressed several issues concern Egypt’s vision 2030 with students of the American University in Cairo (AUC), within the closing ceremony of the Model of the Council of Ministers (MCM) organization yesterday at the New Cairo campus on Sunday.
The three-day event discussed the vision of students from AUC and 37 Egyptian university regarding Egypt’s Vision 2030, sustainable development plan, where they reviewed the best projects in four fields of Education, Energy, Environment and Economy by teams of students from public and private Egyptian Universities.
“These activities and especially simulation models, not only provide the needed scientific skills for students but also develop their leadership, teamwork and analytical skills,” Al-Said said during the ceremony.
The minister reviewed with students and academics attended the ceremony Egypt’s economic conditions and the results of the latest economic reform measures, saying: “Egypt has faced so many challenges. We have devised an economic reform program in 2016, which might be the strongest and the most difficult in Egypt’s history, yet we have witnessed an increase in growth rates from 3.6 per cent last year to 5.3 per cent this year. The inflation rates have also decreased from 33 per cent to 17 per cent.” El Said said that the government has allocated 85 billion towards social protection, “Unemployment rate have reached 12.9 per cent before the floatation of the Egyptian pound, but now it has decreased to 11.3 per cent.”
Al-Said said that the strategy of 2030 is based on partnership with the civil society and the private sector, stressing that “the government can’t do everything on its own.” She also said that an important factor for the success of the 2030 strategy is youth involvement.