Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Sunday the launch of the second stage of the Decent Life Initiative to provide better living conditions for the neediest rural villages in Egypt.
In a post on his official accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the Egyptian president stated that this stage of the initiative is targeting 50 districts, with a total of 1381 villages, where 18 million Egyptians live across the country.
“I will follow the steps of implementing this initiative myself,” said El-Sisi, wishing luck to the officials working on it.
El-Sisi’s post came after his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing Essam El-Gazzar, and Presidential Adviser for Urban Planning Amir Ahmed to discuss the latest developments concerning the projects of the housing ministry, especially new cities and developing the Egyptian countryside nationwide.
EGP 500 billion has been allocated for this stage.
According to the Egyptian presidency, 4000 villages were improved under the umbrella of the Decent Life initiative.
El-Sisi also gave a directive to construct 350,000 units in the framework of the House for all Egyptians project nationwide.
The meeting also discussed the latest developments concerning other mega-projects in Cairo, like the Historical Cairo and Maspero projects, as well as the development of Saint Catherine city in Sinai.
The Egyptian president also held another meeting to discuss the latest developments in the New Administrative Capital.