Emaar Misr and Tahya Misr Fund signed on Monday a cooperation protocol to implement a sustainable development plan in a Marsa Matrouh village.
According to the protocol, Emaar Misr allocated EGP 20 million towards supporting an upgrade of infrastructure and services for the residents of Sidi Abdel-Rahman village in the area of Sidi Abdel-Rahman, Marsa Matrouh governorate.
Emaar Misr's main upscale resort in Egypt, Marassi, is located in the area of Sidi Abdel-Rahman, a few kilometres away from the village.
According to Emaar Misr's press statement on the protocol, Sidi Abdel-Rahman village houses 4,479 inhabitants with an illiteracy rate of 25.5 percent and an unemployment rate of 31.2 percent.
"The cooperation protocol between Emaar Misr and Tahya Misr Fund comes within the framework of upholding Emaar Misr’s role of social responsibility to develop Egypt, as well as its interest in improving the conditions of communities where it operates and ensuring the presence of services and utilities that guarantee a decent life for the area’s inhabitants," the statement said.
The infrastructure of the healthcare unit in the village will be upgraded with a provision of the needed medicines and medical equipment to provide distinctive healthcare services to the locals and nearby residents, in addition to rendering technical support to the unit’s medical staff through organising monthly visits by specialised doctors to treat the most common diseases in the village and carry out medical examinations.
The village's Moaz Bin Gabal Elementary School will be renovated and equipped and its entire infrastructure, buildings and grounds, will be boosted, with a new building to be constructed to house 13 furnished classrooms along with activities’ halls, computer labs, a library, science lab, a sports field, and a playground area.
A rainwater collection and drainage network will be designed and implemented in the village, aid convoys will be organised for in-kind assistance, and activities will be provided to economically empower the village residents, ensuring the creation of job opportunities.
The signing ceremony was attended by Major General Mohamed Amin Nasr, presidential adviser and secretary-general of Tahya Misr Fund, Mohamed Al-Abbar, representing Emaar Misr, Nevine El-Kabbaj, the minister of social solidarity, and Tarek Shawki, the minister of education and technical education.