A delegation from the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has visited Fayoum governorate, as part of its follow-up on governorate-wide development projects included in the fiscal year (FY) 2020/21 investment plan.
The visit comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts to strengthen follow-up field visits to review projects that fall under the nationwide FY 2020/21 plan, and to assess what has been accomplished so far.
Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said noted the importance of localising sustainable development goals in the governorates, noting that this is an issue that the state pays great attention to.
The minister said that the Egyptian government intends to maximise the benefits of the country’s comparative advantages. This also aims to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth and balanced regional development, as one of the main pillars of Egypt’s Vision 2030.
El-Said added that the medium-term sustainable development plan attaches great importance to spatial justice in health, education, and the use of economic and other resources.
This will contribute to achieving comprehensive and balanced nationwide development, and forms a central goal around which economic and social development plans revolve.
The delegation’s visit included field trips to several projects underway as part of the FY 2020/21 plan, as well as the projects under the Social Housing and Mortgage Finance Fund. The projects are located in Bandar Al-Fayoum, as well as in the villages and city centres of Abshway, Senouras, and Tamiya.
This came alongside a visit to the under-establishment building of the Traffic Department in Bandar Al-Fayoum. The total cost of the project stands at about EGP 16.450m, and is expected to be completed in February 2021.
The visit also included follow up on the completion of the economic housing project in Tamiya city, where three residential buildings have been constructed. A total of 66 apartments divided between social and administrative housing, as well as commercial shops, make up the project, which received EGP 14m in funding.
The delegation reviewed the Fayoum governorate’s projects to pave roads, including the paving of the cemetery road in Abshway at a cost of about EGP 2.5m, and whose completion is expected in March.
During the visit, El-Said met with Fayoum Governor Ahmed Al-Ansari and Heba Mugheib, Head of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development’s Regional Planning Sector, and their accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the rates of project implementation work under the FY 2020/21 plan were reviewed and discussed. The projects are set to receive investments of about EGP 491.5m, which will go towards paving roads, improving the electricity network, strengthening local units, and improving the environment.