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El-Said: Investments in Egypt's Neediest Villages Grew by 1500% 

Mon 19 Jul 2021 | 03:38 AM
Taarek Refaat

Hala Al-Said, the Egyptian Minister of Planning said that the national project for the development of Egyptian rural villages "Decent Life" covers all sustainable development goals (SDGs) in their various dimensions, stressing that the investments allocated to villages most in need have reached 1500% in the last three years and for the year 2021/22.

This came in statements by Al-Said on Sunday during the ministry's review of "Decent life" initiative, its sustainable development goals, and the main features and characteristics of the project.

Al-Said added that the project, which will cost around EGP 700 billion, will cover all the United Nations SDGs, noting that the strategic objectives of the project depend on indicators of poverty, unemployment and quality of life.

She pointed out that the strategic objectives of the initiative include improving living conditions, the level of infrastructure and urban services, improving the quality of human development services, in addition to economic development and employment.

[caption id="attachment_255327" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Egyptian country side, Luxor[/caption]

The report of the ministry indicated that the initiative targets the eradication of poverty, in terms of relying on the multi-dimensional"poverty rate as one of the most important criteria, taking into account the delivery of utilities to villages, rural, and remote areas, while integrating with the "Takaful and Karama" program.

The initiative also focuses on eradicating hunger in terms of food subsidy, providing mobile food outlets, milk collection centers, increasing agricultural productivity through the project of lining canals and a modern irrigation system, as well as developing slaughterhouses and transportation of agricultural and livestock products  in a standardized manner.