Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 05:35 GMT
Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform Hala el Saeed - Press photo
CAIRO – 16 March 2021: The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development issued the second issue of the “Follow-up of Citizen in the Governorates” report during the years (2018 / 2019- 2019/2020), which included the follow-up of the projects of the New Valley Governorate, where 127 projects were completed in the New Valley Governorate, at an estimated total investment cost by about LE 3.3 billion, in seven sectors (education, health, housing, electricity, irrigation, transportation, and local development).
Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala Al-Saeed, said, Tuesday, that the "Follow-up of Citizen in the Governorates" report includes an inventory of the projects that were fully completed during the years (18 / 2019-19-2020) and linking them to the sustainable development goals.
Regarding the state’s efforts to achieve the second goal of the sustainable development goals: “Eliminate hunger, provide food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture,”, the Ministry’s report indicated that 10 projects in the water resources and irrigation sector had been completed, at a cost of LE 128.2 million, including drilling 8 replacement wells, and operating 26 underground wells with solar energy.
Regarding the third goal: "Ensuring a healthy life and promoting well-being for all at all ages", the report indicated that the establishment of 3 health units in the villages (Ain Aish, Palestine and West Al Mawhoub) had been completed, at a cost of LE 4.1 million.
The comprehensive survey of local community characteristics, issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, indicates an increase in the percentage of villages with a health unit from 37.7 percent in 2015 to 39.5 percent in 2020.
Regarding the fourth goal of the sustainable development goals: “Ensure a quality education that is equitable and inclusive and enhances learning opportunities throughout life for all,” the report indicated that 14 projects were completed at a cost of LE 111 million, resulting in the creation, replacement and renewal of 126 classrooms, pointing to the number of completed projects. In the education sector, it achieved a growth rate of 80 percent and 63 percent in the number of classes implemented on (19/2020) compared to (18/2019).
The percentage of villages with public primary and preparatory schools increased from 53.3 percent in 2015 to 65.3 percent in 2020, and the percentage of villages with only government preparatory schools increased from 50.8 percent to 55.6 percent in 2020.
With regard to the progress made in achieving the seventh goal: “Ensure universal access to modern, regular and sustainable energy services at an affordable cost,” two projects in the electricity sector have been completed, at a cost of LE 883 million, namely the Balat / East Owainat line (4,3,2), On high voltage 220 kV, with a length of 578 km, and the Balat / East Owainat line (1), with a length of 200 km.
20 projects within the local development programs (electricity and lighting) were also completed, at a cost of LE 38.1 million, which resulted in lighting roads of 9 km long, laying electrical cables of 1.3 km, providing more than 4 thousand lighting tools, installing 10 transformers, and 2,200 LED flashlight and saving lamp.
With regard to the ninth goal of the sustainable development goals: “Establishing resilient infrastructure, stimulating inclusive sustainable industrialization, and encouraging innovation.” The Farafra / Dayrut axis, with a length of 310 km, was completed, and roads were paved inside the Dakhla centers and 7 km of tiles were completed. From the paving of local roads of 66.2 km, and the development of 35 km of streets.
In the same context, and with regard to the eleventh goal of "making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", 150 rural homes have been attached to the village of Gormsin and 100 rural homes in the village of Jinnah, the development of the Mashrabiya area of Ghaith and Sheikh Maymoun, and the establishment of the Paris market, in addition to On completion of the implementation of 4 projects, within the security, traffic and firefighting program, at a cost of 60.8 million pounds, which resulted in the development of the al-Nahda village firefighting unit in Farafra Center, the supply of 3 fire trucks, 2 cars for traffic units, 3 equipment and missions for traffic units, and 5 missions for civil protection.
Within the program of strengthening the needs of local units, 21 projects have been completed, at a cost of 28 million pounds, and among the most important completed projects is the establishment and development of local units in the villages (Blat, Arbaeen, Gormsin 7).
Regarding the thirteenth goal of the sustainable development goals: “Take urgent measures to combat climate change and its impacts”, 27 projects to improve the environment, at a cost of 22.5 million pounds, have been completed, resulting in the supply of 46 cleaning equipment (cars, loaders), and more than 4,800 toiletries (litter boxes, cutters, compressors).