Emigration Ministry to collect expat donations for "Decent Life" project
Sunday، 01 August 2021 - 02:25 PM
The Emigration Ministry is in the process of launching a big campaign to collect donations from Egyptians in the US and Canada for a national project to develop the Egyptian countryside.
The campaign is scheduled to kick off in September in coordination with the Planning Ministry and the Decent Life Foundation.
It is meant to promote donation for the project among Egyptian expats, the Emigration Ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Emigration Minister Nabila Makram, in a meeting via Zoom, reviewed final preparations for the campaign that will be launched under the auspices of Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, the statement added.
Decent Life is a project meant to redesign the Egyptian countryside through development ventures implemented inside villages across Egypt.
It is planned to achieve a quantum leap and an urban boom to improve living conditions of some 58 million residents in 4,584 villages.
The project is estimated to cost some 700 billion pounds and should be implemented in cooperation with more than 30 ministries and executive bodies, as well as 23 NGOs.
The Emigration Ministry had signed a cooperation protocol with the Decent Life Foundation with the aim to unify efforts to serve citizens in governorates where illegal immigration is active.