Local Development Minister
Shaarawy said that such projects will utilize the materials available in the local environment and turn them into new products that can be reused in food and craft industrial projects.
Attending the meeting that was held via video conference earlier Sunday were the governors of Giza, Fayyoum, Beni Sweif, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan.
Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharawi instructed governors nationwide to halt the issuance of building permits.
Shaarawi held a meeting on Monday to follow up measures taken to support residents of Zaraib area in 15th of May city.
The minister's remarks came during his participation in a ceremony organized by the fund to inaugurate a number of development projects in Sohag governorate.
The program is partially funded by the World Bank (WB) with a sum of dollars 500 million alongside a dollar 457 million contribution by the government.
This came on Tuesday during Shaarawy's meeting with a delegation from the Chinese company Yutong which is specialized in manufacturing electric and natural gas-powered buses.
This came during the talks the minister held here on Wednesday with a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam and his accompanying delegation.
Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawi said coordination is underway with the Finance Ministry to pump an additional 7 million pounds to the Local Development Fund to bankroll micro and small size enterprises.
Juma Mubarak al-Junaibi, UAE ambassador to Egypt, praised the Egyptian people