Implementation of new social protection measures to start by end of August, says Egyptian PM

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 President’s Decent Life Initiative and its implementation.

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

Furthermore, Madbouly pointed out that the government has prepared scenarios to deal with economic crises and has drawn up a plan with precautionary austerity measures in anticipation of any emergency that may arise.

He added that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has launched a set of social protection measures to deal with 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.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister noted that it is impossible to predict where fuel prices will go, simultaneously stressing that development projects will not be affected.

Furthermore, Madbouly claimed that 60% of Egyptians live in the countryside and that integrated development work is underway to develop water, sewage, electricity, gas, communications, health systems there. , education and social solidarity.

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

The Prime Minister started an inspection tour of the President’s Decent Life Initiative projects in Beheira.

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

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

He also affirmed that works are underway in six centers 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 which are being implemented with a budget of EGP 44 billion, in addition to national projects costing EGP 80 billion.

Joel C. Hicks