It is expected that the population of Egypt increases to 123 million in 2032 if the level of childbearing decreases, but if not, the population would jump to 130 million, according to Hussein Abdel Aziz, advisor to the head of CAPMAS.
In just 120 years, the size of the Egyptian population jumped from nine million to over 100 million.
A campaign by the Health Ministry will kick off Sunday and last until Aug. 26 in 10 out of Egypt’s 27 governorates to provide family planning services.
"Any action that would be taken without reaching a just and binding legal agreement and without coordination with the downstream countries is a rejected unilateral act," Abdel-Atti said.
The total cost allocated for eliminating unsafe areas is L.E. 39 billion.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed officials to ensure that achieving balance between population and economic growth rates is the major objective of the national project to develop the Egyptian family.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a meeting Tuesday with a number of officials to get briefed on the final draft of the executive plan of the project.
“Thus, establishing a water network costs approximately LE 600 million. With the increase of population, the state incurs more expenses and money that can be saved," said Assistant Minister of Housing.
Egypt is witnessing a nutritional gap of 50 percent due to over population, announced the Ministry of Health.
The population attraction project is part of the comprehensive development process in the governorate.
The study is based on a global ranking indicating that the North African Arab state ranks 14th globally.
"The country is witnessing a rapid and steady increase in population growth rates," the minister stated.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Khaled Megahed revealed Sunday that the net growth of population per 1,000 individuals dropped.
The official was commenting on the statements the president made Saturday on the needs resulting from overpopulation as almost 2.4 million are born every year.
The project – worth LE500 million – covers 1,500 villages housing 50-55 million dwellers, who compose half of the Egyptian population.
The minister also indicated that the government has a comprehensive family planning strategy.
The minister asserted that overpopulation has a negative impact on the state's budget and the Egyptian economy.
Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development issues a report on population growth rates within the 2020/2021 plan.
An Egyptian-Canadian agreement on a project to address the gap in reproductive health rights has been approved by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The world’s population stands at 7.8 billion, with developing countries home to the largest population sizes.