Sisi orders allocating financial resources for electricity supplies for land reclamation projects

Sisi orders allocating financial resources for electricity supplies for land reclamation projects

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Sunday directed the government to allocate financial resources for electricity supplies for land reclamation projects across Egypt.

Sisi’s instructions came during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker, and Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ahmed El Azazi, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Shaker, during the meeting, reviewed the executive situation of securing electricity supplies for land reclamation projects in the southern Nile Valley, East Oweinat area, New Delta, Upper Egypt, and Sinai.

PM follows up on status of “Housing for All Egyptians” initiative

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has emphasized the necessity of continued follow-up of projects that are being implemented to provide suitable housing units for various segments of citizens nationwide, especially those living on a low income, within the framework of the “Housing for All Egyptians” presidential initiative.

Madbouli made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem el Gazzar, among other senior officials.

The meeting discussed the status of the “Housing for All Egyptians” initiative.

The meeting also probed means of confronting the rise in prices of building materials especially amid the current global crisis that has cast its shadow over various sectors.

Industry minister says Kenya 1st partner to Egypt in Africa’s east

Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir hailed on Monday the history-honored relations between Egypt and Kenya.

In a speech he read out on behalf of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli during a celebration hosted by the Kenyan embassy in Cairo on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the east African country’s independence, Samir said that Kenya is the first partner to Egypt in Africa’s east.

The ceremony was attended by Ayub G. Matiiri, Kenyan Ambassador in Cairo, along with diplomats from Arab, African and foreign countries.

He added that trade, economic and investment relations are witnessing a boom in light of bilateral trade regional and continental agreements.

Samir praised the efforts exerted by the Egyptian and Kenyan governments along with the business societies in the two countries which he said contributed to promoting joint cooperation at all levels.

He added that Egypt seeks to benefit from the potentials of the two countries in the fields of trade and investment in light of their membership at COMESA, saying the Egyptian government is committed to boosting economic and investment cooperation with all African states.

The minister expressed hope for increasing joint projects between the private sectors of the two countries after the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) took effect.

For his part, the Kenyan ambassador in Cairo expressed his country’s keenness on boosting relations with Egypt, hailing Cairo’s political support to Nairobi before and after Kenya’s independence.

He said the trade exchange between the two countries is increasing as it reached nearly 550 million dollars last year.

Madbouli hails launch of IDSC forum

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has appreciated the launch of the intellectual forum of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).

In statements Sunday, Madbouli said the launch represents a permanent communication channel between the government and experts to discuss the latest developments in the country and support the Egyptian state’s vision on serving decision-making.
Assistant prime minister and head of IDSC Osama El Gohari said the forum will discuss the latest economic, social, political and technological, local, regional and international issues and their role in the decision making.