1.6 mln irregular workers to receive 3rd batch of presidential grant on Sunday
Tuesday، 11 August 2020 - 09:04 PM
The ministerial committee formed to support casual workers, who have been affected by the coronavirus economic repercussions, decided during its video-conference meeting on Tuesday to disburse the third batch of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's grant for irregular workers as of Sunday, Aug 16, through Thursday.
The committee’s meeting was attended by Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala el Saeed, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, and Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine el Qabbag.
The EGP 500 grant will be paid to about 1.6 million workers over a course of five days at a total value of over EGP 800 million, Saafan said.
In March, the manpower ministry opened the door for irregular workers to register on its website www.manpower.gov.eg. to receive the monthly grant.
The allowance is meant to help casual workers whose incomes were severed because of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).