75% of Egypt’s villages lack sewage systems, 18% have high schools: CAPMAS
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CAIRO: Seventy-five percent of Egypt’s villages lack sewage systems, according to a report issued Monday by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization & Statistics (CAPMAS.)

The report is based on the “Egyptian Countryside Specifications” survey carried out on 4,655 villages in 25 out of Egypt’s 27 governorates.

A total of 3.8 percent of the sewerage systems in the Egyptian villages are blocked on a daily bases, according to the report.

Over 95 percent of the villages have primary schools, 82 percent have middle schools, while 18 percent of the villages surveyed have secondary schools, said the report.

In July 2014, The UAE government has provided Egypt with funds of 150 million EGP ($19 million) for the establishment of government schools nationwide, former Local Development Minister Adel Labib told Youm7.

According to the report, over 38 percent of the Egyptian villages experience power cuts every 2-3 days while over 97 percent of the villages are connected national electricity network.

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