Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 4: Gov’t announces increase in ration cards value to be 21 EGP
Egyptians gather to buy subsidised sugar from a government truck after a sugar shortage in retail stores across the country in Cairo, Egypt, October 14, 2016. Picture taken October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on Nov. 4 here:



5.5K clinics across Egypt provides family planning services

Egypt has a total of 5,500 fixed clinics that provides family planning services to citizens across the country, Youm7 reported.



Gov’t announces increase in ration cards value to be 21 EGP

Minister of Supply Mohamed Ali Moselhy announced Friday an increase in the value of the ration cards per capita to be 21 EGP instead of 18 EGP.

The minister’s remarks came at a cabinet press conference to discuss the decision of the floating of the Egyptian pound that entered into force Thursday. The minister added that the increase is estimated at 5 billion EGP.

He added that the ration cards will be filtered of non-eligible citizens starting next month.

Low-income and impoverished citizens benefit from ration cards; the cards system include points per which people purchase subsidized items like rice, oil, sugar from local markets.


CBE allocates $1.8 bln for strategic items for 6 months

Minister of Supply Mohamed Ali Moselhy said that the Central Bank of Egypt has allocated $1.8 billion to provide strategic items for six months, during Friday press conference at the cabinet.



Gov’t rises pensions value to 15 bln EGP

The government announced it will increase pensions this year to 15 billion EGP, Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly announced Friday during a press conference held at the cabinet’s headquarters.



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