The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development issues the second issue of the follow-up report on program budgets
23 January 2022
The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development launched the second issue of the follow-up report on program budgets and performance at the sectoral level, which covers the period from (18/2019) to (20/2021), reviews all development programs in various sectors, and links them to sustainable development goals.
The second issue of the report reviews the basic features of all the programs implemented by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and their affiliated entities, the detailed data of the financial appropriations directed to the implementation of the programs, and the most important performance indicators at the level of final outputs.
The report deals with the projects that were fully completed during the past three years, which amounted to about 1,300 development projects, at a total cost of about EGP 113 billion.
On the geographical distribution of the implemented projects, the report indicated that the Cairo governorate topped the rest of the governorates in terms of project costs, followed by Giza, then Assiut, Qalyubia, Sharkia, Menoufia, and Qena.
The report indicated that Upper Egypt governorates accounted for 26% of the total cost of implemented projects and 27% of the number of completed projects.
The report indicated that as part of the state's efforts to increase coverage rates with sewage and drinking water services, 140 projects have been completed to connect sewage services with a capacity of 2014.8 thousand m 3 / day, and the extension of networks with a length of 3.6 thousand km.
In addition, 365 sewage projects were completed in villages with network lengths estimated at 3.6 thousand km, in addition to the implementation of 121 drinking water projects with a capacity of 2,230.7 thousand m 3 / day, with a network length of 1538.8 km.
Among the most important completed projects in the sanitary and drinking water sectors are the El-Gabal El-Asfar treatment plant (the second phase) in Cairo governorate, the triple c9 treatment plant in Port Said, seawater desalination plant No. 3 in Arish in North Sinai and the El-Dabaa water desalination plant and Siwa sewage treatment in Matrouh, The Dairut sewage treatment plant in Assiut, the Bagour water plant in Menoufia governorate, the Hurghada treatment plant in the Red Sea, and the Rahmaniyah water plant in the Beheira.
On the development of existing urban cities and fourth-generation cities, the report indicated that 2.4 thousand km of road networks, 2.3 thousand km of drinking water, 2.7 thousand km of sewage networks, and 17.3 thousand km of electricity networks were implemented in 21 new cities.
In the fourth generation cities, 939 km of road networks, 5.5 thousand km of electricity networks, 2.5 thousand km of drinking water networks, and 2.3 thousand km of sewage networks were completed.
The report noted that the implementation of these projects contributed to accelerating the achievement of the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 6 "Clean water and sanitation", and Goal 11 "Sustainable cities and communities").
The report also reviewed Egypt's position in the annual report of the sustainable development index issued by the British University of Cambridge, which indicated an increase in the proportion of sewage treated for use in cultivating green spaces, from 28.4% in 2019 to 42% in 2021.
The Cambridge report also indicated that the percentage of the population benefiting from drinking water services increased from 98.4% to 99.1%, in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
The report touched on the efforts made by the state in the field of housing development during the period (18/2019 - 20/2021), indicating that 220,7 thousand social housing units were completed, 39,5 thousand medium housing units "Dar Misr", 14.6 thousand A housing unit within the "Jana" project.