CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Saturday a total of 34 development projects at a cost of 16 billion EGP ($2.04 billion) that were carried out by the Military Engineering Authority (MEA) and the ministries of housing, telecommunication, and sports, said Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.
The projects included a water treatment plant, social housing units for low-income citizens, development of road and bridges, establishment of a national council for women in Nassr city, issuance of a dictionary of sign language, and establishment of sport clubs and centers, the statement added.
A total of 300 civil companies have participated in establishment of the projects.
The government will deliver 500,000 housing units annually. A total of 2,300 villages nationwide have been provided with sanitation services within two years and a half, the statement added. During the inauguration ceremony in Giza’s 6 October city, Sisi ordered an increase of the number of housing units for the low-and-middle income people by 200,000 units to be funded by “Long Live Egypt Fund,” in light of his initiative to build a million housing units.
President Sisi noted that Egypt needs 3 billion cubic meters of treated water annually at a cost of 25 billion EGP. Sisi also directed to develop the plane land corridors at the Cairo International Airport within three months.