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3/4 of Egyptian villages lack sewage systems: CAPMAS

The report also found that 38.4% of the villages surveyed witness a power cut every two to three days

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Dec 2015
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Egypt's drained village of Al Sayeda in Beheira governorate November, 2015 (Photo: Omar Halawa)
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Three quarters of Egyptian villages do not have sewage systems according to the latest survey made by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), MENA reported on Monday.

Head of CAPMAS General Abou Bakr El-Gundy said that the survey was conducted on 4655 Egyptian villages in the different governorates except for North and South Sinai.

In cooperation with the ministry of planning, CAPMAS conducted the survey in order to gather information on the infrastructure of Egyptian villages.

El-Gundy said that a copy of the report will be provided to each governorate.

The agency highlighted in its end of the year report that the sewage systems in the 47.5% of villages that have them are most often blocked and not in working order.

The report said that 3.8 percent of the systems are blocked on a daily bases.

In the beginning of the winter season, rainfall caused street flooding and the loss of many crops.

The agency also reported that 97.5% of the total villages are connected to the public electricity network and that 38.4% of the villages witness a power cut every two to three days.

Out of the 4655 villages, 15.1% witness water cut offs on a daily basis while 37% witness cut offs on a weekly basis. The report stated that 96.5% of all the surveyed villages are connected to the public network of water.

Meanwhile, the report read that 95.3% of the villages have primary schools, 82% have preparatory, while only 18.2% have secondary schools.

CAPMAS said that there are pharmacies in 83.8% of the villages while 69.7% have health clinics. The rate of private hospitals in all the villages did not exceed the 1.2%.

Earlier in December, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that major investment is needed to upgrade the country's infrastructure.

Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman said that Egypt needs LE360 billion ($45.4 billion) in private sector investments in infrastructure projects in the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

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28-12-2015 11:57pm
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4/4 of Egyptian cities
100% of Egyptian cities lack sewer, electricity, schools, hospitals, and medicines. "Earlier in December, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that major investment is needed to upgrade the country's infrastructure, however a more critical need for jets and subs to keep the Generals happy will take precedence"!
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