Egypt Long Suffered From Horizontal Agricultural Expansion – Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt has long suffered from the horizontal agricultural expansion while it highly needs these agricultural areas.

His remarks came as he checked on Wednesday 30/6/2021 vehicles and equipment used in development of villages included in the Haya Karima initiative.

The president said 1-1.5 M feddans of fertile land were lost due to constructions over agricultural lands.

To prevent such practices, it is better to abandon living in 1-storey buildings and switch to 3-storey buildings so as three families would be living on the same space, Sisi said.

Sisi earlier launched an initiative to develop the countryside, including developing electricity infrastructure, schools and health facilities.

Sisi on Wednesday 30/6/2021 said LE 200 billion has been allocated for each stage of the national project to develop the Egyptian rural villages.

The president invited the civil society organizations to support the country’s initiative to develop Egyptian countryside, saying it’s part of the human rights to secure a decent life for village dwellers.

Sisi also spoke about the country’s efforts to treat children suffering from muscle atrophy.

He said the muscle atrophy treatment costs up to $3 million per child and Egypt is determined to secure it although many other countries cannot afford it.Attending the event, Health Minister Hala Zayed said 204 muscle atrophy cases have been detected in Egypt, of which more than 32 can be treated.