Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 03:44 GMT
Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed - File Photo
CAIRO - 26 November 2020: Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said was selected as the best minister in the Arab world.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday announced the winners of the Arab Government Excellence Award, which aims to recognize leading Arab ministers and ministries for their outstanding work in advancing governance and administrative practice in the region.
Launching the awards last year in May, Sheikh Mohammed said: “The Arab League can play a major developmental role for the region. The Arab Government Excellence Award aims to create a new development movement in the Arab World.”
“A country that adopts advanced administrative systems will gain a sustainable, fast-paced development journey leading to further prosperity, strength, and growth,” he added.
El-Said was selected as chairperson of the newly established The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE), in addition to her appointment as Minister of Planning in 2017.
El-Said plays the main role in setting the features of Egypt 2030 Vision, in addition to managing the country’s digital transformation, as the state is working to develop a comprehensive plan for reform and governance of its administrative apparatus, to raise the efficiency of institutions and create a business environment supporting the role of the private sector and attractive for domestic and foreign investment.
El-Said expressed her congrats to the Governor of Port Said, Major General Adel Ghadhban, for his selection of the best governor and the Benban project team.
The Arab Government Excellence Award is divided into 15 categories, divided into two main categories, individuals and institutions, where the individual awards include the categories of the best Arab minister, the best Arab governor, the best general director of an Arab body and institution, the best municipality director in Arab cities.
Moreover, (The individual Awards) include the best Arab government employee, and the best An Arab government employee.
The prizes that Egypt won included the best Arab minister: Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, the best infrastructure development project: the Benban Solar Energy Project, and the best Arab Governor: Major General Adel Ghadhban, Governor of Port Said, and the best Arab government employee: Noha Ahmed El-Sayed.