By Menna Zaki
A large number of development projects have been completed in the 2013/2014 fiscal year, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Planning on Sunday.
The ministry stated in the report that a number of drinking water stations have been completed during the period from July to December 2013 in various governorates, including Giza, Gharbeya, Sharqeya, Ismailia , Menufiya, Sohag, Aswan and Mansheya in Alexandria. The project was valued at EGP 794m.
The ministry also announced the establishment of 131 health units at a cost of EGP 100m. Sanitation service stations have also been installed in Sohag, Menufiya and Damietta at a cost of EGP 963.5m, according to the ministry.
The executive organisation for construction in Cairo completed a number of road construction projects at a cost of EGP 2.8bn. A road parallel to Al-Salam Canal has been completed at a cost of EGP 35m by the executive organisation for construction in Upper Egypt. The has also worked to upgrade the Aswan-Edfu Road, located west of the Nile, at a cost of EGP 42m.
The executive organisation of construction in Cairo has also completed an airport parking project, at a cost of EGP 80m, in addition to the extension of Ahmed Orabi’s axis and construction on the ring road at a cost of EGP 355m. The executive organisation of the Northern coast has completed the first phase of cleansing and deepening the Burullus Lake, costing EGP 100m.
The report indicated that the ministry has allocated EGP 24.5bn for a stimulus package which aims to “revitalise and revive the economy”. An additional EGP 5.2bn has been allocated for funding several programmes which aim “to achieve social justice”, including the construction of 180 railroad crossings in the governorates of Sohag, Menufiya, Alexandria and Daqahleya.
The report stated that the projects generated 38,000 job opportunities 181 companies working in the industrial sector in Fayoum and Assiut.