President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi instructed the government to update the database of the Decent Life Initiative, a national two-stage plan underway in hundreds of villages nationwide that is meant to improve the Egyptian countryside.
El-Sisi highlighted the significance of bettering all aspects of the living standards and level of services for Egyptian villagers who constitute around half of the country’s population.
The directives aim to provide the concerned bodies with accurate and updated data about all aspects and details of the project to reinforce its success factors, read a presidential statement released after a meeting the president had on Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Health Minister Hala Zayed, Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy, and Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar.
The president also called for doubling the number of medical convoys, ambulances, and mobile clinics dispatched to villages as part of the Decent life Initiative, in order to increase medical services offered to citizens in villages.
He also instructed the government to develop all targeted health units, establish new hospitals, and provide them with modern medical equipment.
During the meeting, the concerned state bodies’ plans to develop all rural centres countrywide were reviewed, especially those related to the implementation of a Universal Health Insurance System there.
The statement added that the president was posted on the efforts exerted by municipal authorities related to providing clean drinking water and sanitation services for villages.
The initiative, launched by El-Sisi in early 2019, aims to provide better living conditions for the neediest rural villages in Egypt.
The project’s general plans will be implemented over the course of three stages.
The initiative aims to improve the standard of living for citizens; reducing poverty rates; develop infrastructure; and provide basic services, especially in education, housing, electricity, sanitation, drinking water, and natural gas.