Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the bodies concerned to work for improving capacity-building programs for civil servants and update their job profiles for effective human capital management.
Sisi made the directives during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El Saeed to review the progress made in a number of activities undertaken by Saeed’s ministry in various sectors.
Sisi also called for developing senior management training programs for young employees in leadership positions, said a statement by Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
Meanwhile, the minister gave an overview of economic indicators at the national and international levels since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, noting that the pandemic has dealt global economic growth a severe blow during 2020.
She also pointed out that the tourism industry has been the hardest-hit by the outbreak, highlighting the government's success in grappling with the pandemic's economic fallout, which resulted in achieving a growth rate of 3.6 percent during the FY 2019/2020.
The State has also injected over EGP 102 billion in public investments during the first half of the current fiscal year, Saeed added.
Sisi instructed the ministry to keep studying the pandemic's repercussions on national as well as global economic performance to devise the future scenarios necessary for continuously improving national economic and financial indicators and overcoming any challenges that might affect the positive results of the government's economic reform measures.
The president was also briefed on the National Investment Bank's (NIB) activities and the implementation status of an administrative and structural improvement plan to boost the bank's performance.
He also followed up the efforts under way to relocate government bodies to the New Administrative Capital, the spokesman said.