Under the presidential initiative 'Haya Karima,' Upper Egypt's governorate of Luxor is witnessing full-swing development works in 1,500 villages.
Haya Karima has been regarded, internationally, as one of the largest development experiences and initiatives in the history of Egypt, by developing 4,584 villages in 20 governorates over the course of three years.
Among the sectors that the presidential developmental initiative “Haya Karima” targets is the telecommunications and internet services in villages, where L.E. 6 billion was allocated to improve communications network and help small business owners take advantage of digital literacy.
Egypt’s national developmental initiative “Haya Karima” has been working to change the living conditions in Egyptian villages, and bring about a transformation of the countryside to achieve integrated development.
October 17 was marked as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992.
The presidential developmental initiative ‘Haya Karima’ has provided more than 550,000 job opportunities, including temporary and permanent, for the youths of the most needy villages across Egypt.
The budget allocated to the initiative is LE700 billion, and the number of beneficiaries is 58 million.
Some 4,500 villages will witness drastic changes to improve life standards over three years, representing a leap for 58 million Egyptians.
Haya Karima has helped noticeably in reducing poverty levels in the villages where it has intervened.
Some 4,741 villages in 26 governorates are witnessing widescale development as part of Haya Karima initiative. With over 18 million beneficiaries, the initiative comes in three phases.
The project was announced by the Ministry of Planning, and its budget is estimated at L.E. 6 billion, and its implementation will take up to 18 months.
Sanitation projects came at the forefront of the “Haya Karima” presidential initiative’s projects covering 660 villages in Upper Egypt.
The project focuses on upgrading the social, health, educational, economic and housing levels as well as all sectors of services provided to those villages.
His remarks came as he checked on Wednesday vehicles and equipment used in development of villages included in the Haya Karima initiative.
The second phase of the Haya Karima initiative will target 4,670 villages in the coming two years.
A recent report by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has revealed that the social initiative Haya Karima has contributed to reducing poverty rates in Egypt.
A study by the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies has revealed how the social initiative “Haya Karima” has changed the livelihoods in the Egyptian villages.
The medical caravans and mobile units are operated by the Ministry of Health and Population in rural villages.
Minister of Planning and Economic Development, held a meeting via video conference technology to discuss a strategy for economic empowerment in such villages.
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