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Egypt's service projects must not be delayed: Prime minister

The PM's tour saw a follow-up on preventive measures applied on the ground against the coronavirus pandemic

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 May 2020
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PM Madbouly inspects service projects in Qalyubiya (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Cabinet)
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Egypt’s service projects, mainly in infrastructure, must not be delayed, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Saturday during a tour of a number of developmental and service projects in Qalioubiya governorate.

Madbouly inspected construction work at the governorate’s Kafr Shokr’s water plant, where he was briefed on the project stages by housing minister Assem El-Gazzar.

The station has an optimal capacity of 45,000 m3/day at an estimated cost of EGP 220 million, El-Gazzar said, adding that the plant is planned to enter service in mid-2021 to serve around 225,000 residents in Kafr Shokr.

Madbouly stressed the need to finish the plant on schedule.

The prime minister's tour included the inspection of the construction site of Kafr Shokr Hospital and a follow-up on the preventive measures applied on the ground against the coronavirus pandemic.

Madbouly lauded the quality of work at the hospital's construction site and the commitment of labourers to preventive measures due to the virus.

About 98 percent of work at the Kafr Shokr Hospital has been finalised at an estimated cost of EGP 212.8 million.

The hospital is set to open in June, with operations beginning in July to provide services to around 200,000 people.

The prime minister also inspected a ready-made garments factory in Qalioubiya, which currently manufactures medical gowns and face masks amid the growing demand during the crisis.

Madbouly stressed his appreciation for the factory's efforts and the quality of ready-made garments exported abroad and the factory’s focus on manufacturing medical garments and masks to combat the virus.

He said the state is keen on supporting the industrial sector as a key pillar for the future of the country. 

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