Implementation of new social protection measures to begin by end of August: Egypt’s PM

Sarah El-Sheikh
3 Min Read

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that achieving community development is a top priority for the government, regardless of the circumstances and challenges, referring to the Decent Life Presidential Initiative and its implementation.

He added during a press conference in Beheira on Monday that the state will continue to implement these development projects during the next phase to improve the lives of citizens.

Furthermore, Madbouly pointed out that the government has prepared scenarios to face economic crises and has developed a plan with austerity measures as a precaution in anticipation of any emergency that may occur.

He added that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi launched a package of social protection measures to confront the current economic crisis, in addition to the national and development projects being implemented.

He also pointed out that this package of measures will be implemented by the end of August, noting that the Decent Life Initiative represents the pinnacle and greatness of social protection.

Additionally, the PM noted that it is impossible to predict where fuel prices will go, stressing simultaneously that development projects will not be affected by them.

Furthermore, Madbouly asserted that 60% of Egyptians live in the countryside, and integrated development works are being carried out to develop water, sewage, electricity, gas, communications, health, education, and social solidarity systems there.

He also stressed that all the services villages needed many decades ago are finally being provided, pointing out that the high quality of these services.

The PM started an inspection tour of the projects of the Decent Life Presidential Initiative in Beheira.

As part of the inspection, he listened to a detailed explanation of the latest developments in the governorate’s projects and their executive position.

Consequently, he expressed his thanks to the Armed Forces for their role in implementing national projects related to the initiative.

He also affirmed that work is taking place in six centres in the governorate, comprising 42 local units and more than 3,900 villages and affiliates.

Moreover, Madbouly noted that there are 8,868 projects in Beheira that are being implemented with a budget of EGP 44bn, in addition to national projects costing EGP 80bn.

Share This Article