In Photos: Egypt’s president inspects armoured vehicles manufactured by Armed Forces

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Jun 2021

El-Sisi also followed up on efforts to complete the Decent Life initiative

Egypt’s president Sisi
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspecting a number of locally-manufactured multi-tasking armoured vehicles in Cairo on Saturday (Photos courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Saturday a number of multi-tasking armoured vehicles manufactured by the Armed Forces.

El-Sisi was accompanied by Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mohamed Zaki, Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, and head of the Vehicles Department at the Armed Forces, stated Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady. 

The tour included a detailed explanation of the various stages of production, from design to laboratory tests, design approval all through the manufacturing stage that takes into account the highest quality standards, Rady said.

Egypt’s president Sisi

Egypt’s president Sisi

Egypt’s president Sisi

Egypt’s president Sisi

Egypt’s president Sisi

El-Sisi also held a meeting on Saturday with Zaki, Farid, and a number of leaders from the Armed Forces.

The meeting tackled the General Command's plan to raise the efficiency, training, and qualifications of the Armed Forces according to the latest technologies in the fields of training and armament, Rady noted.

Egypt’s president Sisi

The president also discussed the latest developments pertaining to the participation of the Armed Forces in the "Decent Life" initiative, which aims to improve the living conditions in the countryside.

El-Sisi reviewed the collaborative efforts of the Armed Forces with state institutions to develop Egyptian villages in record time using the latest technologies to serve the goal of the initiative.

The Decent Life initiative, launched in 2019, aims to improve the standard of living, infrastructure, and basic services, of vast swathes of the countryside.

“The Egyptian countryside will be transformed in three years’ time,” El-Sisi said in January when the second phase of the initiative to develop 4,500 rural villages was launched.

The 4,500 villages of the second phase are home to 50 million citizens, and are being developed at a cost of EGP 515 billion, according to the official spokesperson and director of the Decent Life initiative at the Ministry of Social Solidarity Khaled Abdel-Fattah.

By the end of FY 2023-24, all the stages of the Decent Life initiative will have been completed, Abdel-Fattah said.

El-Sisi stressed on Saturday it is imperative to meet the deadline of the initiative to benefit the public and achieve sustainable development nationwide, Rady added. 

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