Business Hub – Cairo:
Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, received a report on the follow-up to the executive position of the National Project for the Development of the Egyptian Rural “Dignified Life” during the fiscal year 21/2022, according to the methodology of programs and performance. And linking the implemented work in a decent life to the goals of the United Nations to achieve sustainable development.
Dr. Hala Al-Saeed , Minister of Planning and Economic Development, confirmed: The presidential initiative “A Dignified Life”, which is one of the most important national projects aimed at improving the standard of living in the Egyptian countryside, By reducing poverty and unemployment rates and improving the general quality of life for citizens, The initiative aims to reach all rural areas over a period of three years. representing 58% of the Egyptian population, She pointed out that the initiative was included among the best practices and accelerators of the sustainable development goals on the United Nations platform due to its size and importance in achieving Egypt’s Vision 2030. It also won great praise from all development institutions at the regional and international levels as one of the largest development projects in the world, targeting nearly 58 million citizens.
Al-Saeed indicated that about 100 billion pounds have been spent since the start of the first phase of the initiative, “during the fiscal year 21/2022, distributed over drinking water and sanitation services, electricity, Health, education and housing services, roads and bridges, Rehabilitation and lining of canals, and other services provided by the initiative.
from his part, Dr. Jamil Helmy, Assistant Minister of Planning for Follow-up Affairs of the Sustainable Development Plan, And the General Supervisor of the “Decent Life” initiative at the Ministry of Planning, pointed out To measure the development impact of the initiative (first phase: 52 centers), Through the “Quality of Life Index”: Availability of Basic Services”, which aims to find a quantitative tool that helps measure the impact of the efforts undertaken by the state in the “Decent Life” initiative, and their implications for the state of development by comparing performance indicators before and after these efforts, The rate of improvement in the quality of life index reached (6 points) within one year only. Where the situation before the initiative was (26%), while the current situation was (32%), Pointing out that this improvement had previously taken 5 years to achieve, Noting that the quality of life index includes 6 sub-indicators, Including the rate of coverage of sanitation services has improved (4 points), Improvement in health facilities coverage rate (5 points), The rate of coverage of educational services improvement (11 points), The rate of coverage of natural gas networks services improvement (4 points), The rate of improvement in sports services coverage (5 points).
The report reviewed the executive position of performance indicators in accordance with the sustainable development goals, In terms of the first goal: Poverty eradication, the construction works have been completed for 56 social solidarity facilities in 51 villages. in 24 centers, Regarding the second goal: complete eradication of hunger, The construction works of 134 agricultural service centers in 40 centers have been completed. And the third goal: good health and well-being, The construction works of 272 health units in 42 centers have been completed. The construction works for 158 ambulance points in 45 centers have also been completed.
The report referred to the fourth objective: good education, The construction and development of 5,416 classrooms and the maintenance of 95 schools in 366 villages covering 51 centers were completed. He clarified that with regard to the fifth goal: Gender equality The initiative included many efforts for the development of rural women. Including providing more than 11,000 feature cards, and 25 production training units, and extracting 170.3 thousand national ID cards, 4.2 thousand savings groups benefiting 94,600 women, and women benefiting from 40% of the loans directed to small and micro enterprises, In addition to targeting a comprehensive development of 52 integration hospitals to be integrated centers for family health and development, Implementation was started with the establishment and development of 28 centers.
On the sixth goal: clean water and hygiene, The report included the completion of the implementation of sanitation projects in 158 villages in 28 centers, benefiting 3 million citizens. 3 sewage treatment plants were completed, Capacity up to 20 thousand m3 /day, In addition to installing 287,000 household sewage connections in 18 governorates, benefiting 1.5 million citizens. In addition to completing the work of 90 water stations in 9 governorates, Extension and strengthening of networks were completed in 551 villages in 19 governorates, benefiting 5 million citizens. and installing 24,000 household drinking water connections in 4 governorates, benefiting 125,000 citizens.
Through the seventh goal: clean and affordable energy, the development of electricity networks in 22 villages in 13 centers has been completed, maintenance and installation of 267.5 thousand poles (medium and low voltage), 1545 electrical kiosks, 6,273 km of medium and low voltage cables, Natural gas was also blown up in 118 villages in 27 centers.
The report highlighted the eighth goal: Decent work and economic growth, as loan financing for small projects with a total value of EGP 5.2 billion was provided. As a result, 403,000 jobs were created. In addition to establishing and developing 76 bank branches, and installed 294 ATMs, About 10,000 citizens benefited from Internet banking services. As part of the efforts to expand the availability of financial inclusion services.
In terms of the eleventh goal: sustainable cities and communities, The paving of 10 main roads with a length of 60 km in 7 centers has been completed. The paving of 173 km of roads in 52 centers has also been completed. In addition to the completion of the implementation of 261 irrigation bridges in 33 centers, The completion of the development of 55 railway stations in 26 centers.
The report addressed the twelfth goal: responsible consumption and production, Where 1458 km of canals were rehabilitated and lined in 43 centers, Sixteenth goal: Peace, justice and strong institutions, Through the initiative, the construction works of about 209 government service centers in 46 centers were completed. Completion of the development of 355 technology centers (of which 30 are local units), Providing 151 mobile technology centers to provide services (civil status/traffic/real estate registration and documentation/local development), The construction works of 402 youth centers in 46 centers were also completed. 673 post offices were established and developed in 52 centers.
Regarding the seventeenth goal: Partnerships to achieve goals, The report referred to the fiber-optic network project, where 44.4 thousand distribution points were completed in 68 villages in 20 centers. Business has been completely completed in 17 villages with 16,000 distribution points, benefiting 2 million citizens. As well as the installation of 232 portable towers in 49 centers.