Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a cabinet meeting on Thursday to follow up on the progress made in implementing the first phase’s projects of the presidential phase “Decent Life” initiative, before starting the second stage.
The Decent Life initiative, introduced by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in January 2019, aims to elevate the quality of life for the most vulnerable segments of Egyptian society, with a particular focus on enhancing daily services in rural areas.
The meeting was attended by Petroleum Minister Tareq el Molla, Planning Minister Hala el Saeed and First Assistant Prime Minister Randa el Minshawi, as well as other officials.
Minshawi reviewed the implementation rates of the first phase’s projects, which cover 1,477 villages across the country.
On his part, Ahmad Abdel-Azim, the chairman of the board of directors of Dar Al-Handasah company, said that more than 27,000 projects were carried out as part of the initiative’s first phase.
The initiative’s first phase included the establishment of housing units, government and agricultural complexes, health units, ambulance units, social solidarity facilities, youth centers, drinking water and sewage networks, internal roads, natural gas networks and fiber optics.
Abdel Azim stated that the second stage of the initiative is planned to cover 1,667 villages in 20 governorates.