Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli on Monday made an inspection tour of ‘Decent Life’ projects underway in villages of Shibin el-Qanater, Qalioubia Governorate, north of Cairo.
Madbouli was accompanied by Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem el-Gazzar, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Sahrawi, and Qalioubia Governor Abdel Hamid el-Haggan.
The tour is part of continual follow-up of the projects under the presidential initiative in order to push the work ahead and remove obstacles to their implementation in line with directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The government is keen to conduct a regular and rigorous review of construction work of ‘Decent Life’ schemes to ensure a level of performance and implementation matching the required standards for the entire sector and all stages of the initiative, Madbouli said.
The tour started with the village of Kafr Shibin.
Housing Minister Assem el-Gazzar pointed out scores of projects in villages in Qalioubia, which involve electricity and gas supplies, telecommunications, sewage and water networks, building public services and agricultural complexes, upgrading youth centres and roads, and providing decent housing.
These service projects are being carried out in at the highest level of quality to offer decent life to all, el-Gazzar said.
Chairman of the ministry’s Central Agency for Reconstruction Mahmoud Nassar said work is proceeding in 181 projects at villages in Shibin el-Qanater at a total cost of LE2.6 billion.
Projects in the villages of Shibin el-Qanater and Nawa are scheduled for completion by the end of the year, Nassar said.
Mohamed Abdul Kader, head of the Executive Agency of Reconstruction in Greater Cairo, which is carrying out these projects, told the prime minister that work is proceeding to develop and add new facilities to the youth centre in Kafr Shibin. Almost 90 per cent of work has been completed so far.
During the tour at the village, Premier Madbouli inspected the work in progress on three schools and development of many others.
On arrival at the village of Nawa, the prime minister and his team were briefed on ‘Decent Life’ projects on two public and agricultural services complexes, along with connection to electricity supplies, and road and sewage networks.
Madbouli also visited the Nawa Youth Centre, which is 45 percent completed.
Villagers spoke with the prime minister, expressing their appreciation of the visit and of President Sisi’ rural development initiative ‘Decent Life’.
“The Decent Life initiative for rural development will be an unprecedented achievement,” President Sisi said on another occasion.