Egypt Politics digest Aug.21: Parliament votes on VAT act Sunday; members call for restructuring subsidy system
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MP calls for restructuring to subsidy system in Egypt

Member of Parliament Mohamed Ali called for restructuring the subsidy system in Egypt to guarantee it benefits those who deserve it, Youm7 reported.

Ali justified his statements by saying that most of those who benefit from fuel subsidy are the rich rather than the low-income citizens.


MP: 50% of Egyptians not entitled to subsidy system

MP Essam el-Safy suggested the state cuts subsidy for those whose salaries reach 5,000 EGP and farmers who own more than five feddans.

El-Safy said that there are traders who are benefiting from the subsidy system, claiming that 50 percent of Egyptians are not entitled to subsidy.


Parliament to vote on VAT act Sunday

The Planning and Balancing committee at the parliament will hold a final voting session Sunday on the draft law of the value-added taxes.


Sisi, Japan’s parliament official discuss bilateral cooperation

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is scheduled to meet with the Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Motome Takisawa, where they are set to discuss bilateral cooperation in different fields.

The meeting will be held at the Presidential palace in Heliopolis, Cairo.


Parliament to discuss possible facilities for small enterprises

Parliament is scheduled to discuss Sunday with the Minister of Industry possible facilities to be provided for infinitely small projects, Youm7 quoted MP Hala Abu el-Saad, the undersecretary of the committee concerned with small and medium enterprises.


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