Cabinet Approves First Amendment of Grant of Cairo Metro’s First Line

The cabinet approved during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 14, a draft presidential decree on the first amendment of a grant deal (technical assistance) for the first line of the Cairo Metro.

The amendment focuses on increasing the grant offered by the Shareholder Special Fund of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development by 351,000 euros to become 3.356 M euros.

The grant aims to contribute to improving several practices, including a program for asset management, safety, and companies’ development.

It will also support infrastructure and social action plans.

The cabinet also approved a presidential draft decree on letters of exchange between the Egyptian and Japanese governments on the financing offered by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the comprehensive health coverage program in Egypt.

The financing is offered within the framework of amicable ties and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The cabinet also approved a draft presidential decree on a nuclear safety agreement which is a treaty affiliated with the International Atomic Energy Agency regulating safety standards in nuclear power stations in member states of the agreement.

The cabinet also okayed a contract of the Youth and Sports Ministry with Banque Misr on the usufruct licensing of the Hassan Moustafa halls complex in the 6th of October city.

Cabinet Media Center Issues Report Highlighting Rights, Gains of Egyptian Women over 8 Years

On the occasion of International Women’s day , March 8, The Cabinet Media Center issued a report that included infographics highlighting the rights.

These infographics came within the framework of the series “Where we were and how we have become”, where the New Republic laid the foundations for real empowerment of Egyptian women that befit their capabilities, sacrifices, and status after eight years of enhancing the participation of Egyptian women in the national work.

The report revealed the positive change in the international view of Egyptian women’s empowerment, as the advisor to the former US President, “Ivanka Trump” praised the efforts of the Egyptian Leadership and the President’s initiatives to consolidate the culture of equality, empowerment, and non-discrimination, as well as the great support for women, expressing her full support for those efforts to support these endeavors.


IDSC: 43% of Egyptians have ATM cards

A survey – conducted by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) – on the Egyptians’ vision of digital transformation showed that 43 percent of Egyptians have ATM cards.

Citizens aging 18 years old and older in various governorates represented the sample for the survey.

The survey showed that those aging 50 years and older represented the highest number of those having ATM cards.

The survey was conducted within the framework of the Egyptian government’s keenness on building digital Egypt and encouraging Egyptians to deal digitally with all walks of life.

The government has worked on developing the IT infrastructure and improving digital services in government bodies.

As for the number of people knowing about the Digital Egypt platform, the number of the platform users rose to 30.6 percent against 24.4 percent in November 2021.