The Media Center of the Council of Ministers published a report that included infographics, in which it shed light on the weekly harvest of the Council of Ministers, during the period from March 26 to April 1, 2022, which included the approval of a number of decisions, as well as the meetings and meetings held by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Minister, in addition to his activities.
The report stated that a number of decisions were issued, including the approval to allow the opening of events attached to mosques, as well as the performance of the afternoon lesson, and Tarawih thoughts, in major mosques during the month of Ramadan, and approval to allow the establishment of Rahman’s tables during the month of Ramadan, as well as extending the closing dates of shops and restaurants And cafes and others during the month of Ramadan until two in the morning, in addition to approving the holding of weddings and celebrations in closed halls in hotels, while adhering to precautionary measures, starting from next April, and approving the launch of a new phase for the “House of the Homeland” project for Egyptians abroad – the eighth phase. – Within the framework of the state’s measures to encourage foreign investments, and to provide lands and housing units for our children abroad, to link them to their homeland, and to fulfill their desires to own property.
The decisions also included approving a draft law on the rights of the elderly, after fulfilling the observations of the ministries and relevant authorities, so that it regulates all the rights of this first category of care, for which the state is obligated to guarantee its rights and provide its requirements optimally, and approval of a draft law amending some provisions The Child Law promulgated by Law No. 12 of 1996, in order to determine the age of the child and the rest of the other age stages mentioned in the law, in light of the many effects that result from considering a person as a child, including those related to the care provided for in the Child Law and other relevant laws, such as the Labor Law and others In addition to approving a draft resolution on the financing agreement signed between Egypt, represented by the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the European Investment Bank, with a value of 221 million euros, to contribute to the financing of the project to modernize the Tanta-Mansoura-Damietta railway, with a length of 119 km. A decision regarding the financing agreement signed between Egypt, represented by the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the European Investment Bank, in the amount of 78 million euros, to contribute to the financing of the Helwan Wastewater Treatment Project, in favor of and Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities – Executive Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation.
The decisions also included approving a draft decision on allocating an area of 10,296.84 acres of state-owned land, for the benefit of the New Urban Communities Authority, to be used in the establishment of a new urban community called “New Girga City”, and approval of a draft decision on allocating a plot of land with an area of 2.24 acres. From the state-owned lands, in the Al-Bweiti district in the Bahariya Oasis, for the benefit of Giza Governorate, to be used in the establishment of a group of craft and production workshops, in addition to approving a draft agreement between the Egyptian and Saudi governments regarding the Saudi Public Investment Fund to invest in Egypt, with the completion of the constitutional procedures, And authorizing the Minister of Planning and Economic Development to sign the agreement, and to approve a draft decision to issue the executive regulations for the law establishing technology universities, promulgated by Law No. 72 of 2019, and the accompanying regulations.
In addition to the above, a report from the Ministry of Public Business Sector was reviewed regarding the preparatory procedures that were taken to establish a company for the purpose of establishing, operating and managing electric charging stations in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh, to meet the needs of these cars and vehicles, and the procedures required during the phase The current project, and a review of a report on the efforts made by the Ministry of Public Business Sector, to restructure the Nasr Export and Import Company in the form of the “Bridges” project, which aims to change the business model so that the company becomes the home of Egyptian manufacturers for promotion, mediation, and logistics services, targeting the opening of new markets for medium projects. And the design of an electronic catalog that includes Egyptian products, in addition to approving the decisions and recommendations issued by the meeting of the Ministerial Committee for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, held in its 87th session on March 21, 2022, as well as reviewing a detailed statement following up on the implementation of the decisions issued by the Committee for the period from January 1, 2020 to 31 December 2021 with a total of 213 decisions, approving the extension of the current flight stimulus program with the same conditions and controls, Effective from November 1, 2022 until April 30, 2023; To enable tourism companies to sell the winter tourism program from now on.
As for the meetings held by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the report indicated that a meeting of the Higher Committee for the Management of the Epidemic and Health Pandemic Crisis was held, with the participation of a number of ministers and officials in attendance or via video conference technology, where it was agreed to ease a number of previously approved restrictions regarding Confronting the “Corona” virus, in addition to holding the third meeting of the committee to confront the impact of the global crisis on strategic goods, in the presence of the concerned ministers, the deputy head of the National Service Projects Authority in the armed forces, the head of the crises sector at the Information and Decision Support Center, the head of the Consumer Protection Agency, and officials of the relevant authorities concerned, and a meeting was held with the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to review a number of the ministry’s work files, such as the availability of suitable reserves of petroleum materials, and developments in exploration and production activities.
The meetings also included, as highlighted by the report, a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance of the State of Qatar, where they discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and the importance of strengthening cooperation and coordination between them in various fields. It was also agreed on a set of investments and partnerships in Egypt totaling $5 billion in the coming period. In the presence of the Qatari ambassador in Cairo, the Egyptian Ministers of Planning, Economic Development and Finance, and a number of Egyptian and Qatari officials, in addition to the meeting of the Board of Governors, where he emphasized the field traffic at the outlets, exhibitions and displays to follow up the availability of goods in the appropriate quantities and prices, in the presence of the Ministers of Supply and Internal Trade. And local development, agriculture and land reclamation, and the governors of Qalyubia, North Sinai, and Cairo, with the participation of the rest of the governors via video conference technology, in addition to a meeting with the Ministers of Supply and Internal Trade, and Agriculture and Land Reclamation, to follow up on procedures to facilitate the supply of local wheat and the speed of exchange for the supply to farmers, where he directed quickly Disbursing the financial compensation for the supply as soon as possible.
The meetings of the Prime Minister also included, according to the report, the weekly meeting, where a number of important files were discussed, such as encouraging foreign investments and reviewing the state ownership policy document, in addition to the eighth meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities, where facilitation for the entry of tourists to Egypt was approved. In the presence of the Ministers of Tourism and Antiquities, Local Development, Civil Aviation, Director of Military Museums Department, Deputy Head of the Tourism and Antiquities Police Sector, President of the Federation of Tourism Chambers, and officials of a number of ministries and relevant authorities, and also a meeting was held with a member of the Saudi Cabinet, Minister of State for Council Affairs Al-Shoura, and his accompanying delegation, indicated that the coming period will witness quick measures to attract investments worth $10 billion in cooperation between the “Egypt Sovereign Fund” and the “Saudi Public Investment Fund”, in the presence of the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, and a number of members of the Fund’s Board of Directors. Sovereign Egypt.
In addition to the above, the report indicated that a meeting was held to follow up on the implementation of projects funded by development partners, in the presence of the ministers of planning and economic development, international cooperation, and finance, the deputy minister of finance for financial policies, the deputy minister of planning for planning affairs, and officials of the concerned authorities, as well as a meeting to review Procedures for revitalizing the Egyptian Stock Exchange and attracting foreign investments, in the presence of the Minister of Finance, his deputy for financial policies, the CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, the President of the Egyptian Stock Exchange, the First Assistant Minister of Finance for Economic Affairs, and the Minister of Finance’s advisor for financial markets, in addition to a meeting to follow up on efforts to develop the city of Sharm Sheikh, as part of the city’s readiness to host the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, to be held next November, in the presence of development consultants.
And regarding the activities carried out by the Prime Minister, according to the report, which included inspecting the restoration work of the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque and developing its square and the surrounding area, within the scheme of the Fustat Gardens project, where he stressed the importance of these projects in reviving the civilized face of historical and Islamic Cairo, accompanied by the Minister of Housing and Utilities and urban communities, the Governor of Cairo, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and a number of officials of the concerned authorities. He also witnessed a signing ceremony of a declaration of intent between the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Economic Revival; To enhance economic, industrial, commercial and investment cooperation between the two countries during the next stage.
It also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding regarding railway systems, railway works, and the manufacture and supply of mobile units for the Sixth Line project of the Greater Cairo Metro with a French alliance led by the French company “Alstom”. The air conditioner for the first line of the metro is part of the Ministry of Transport’s plan to develop the line, with a value of 776.9 million euros, as well as the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal, Egypt’s Sovereign Fund, the New and Renewable Energy Authority, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and Maersk International”; This is regarding the establishment of a project to produce green fuels for ship bunkering supplies and to achieve zero carbon emissions.
The report added that the activities include sending a congratulatory telegram to the President of the Republic on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, where he expressed the President’s sincere best wishes for this holy month, which God Almighty has designated and in which the Noble Qur’an was revealed, as a guide for all of humanity, and to light the path of freedom. Dignity, equality, and a decent life, in addition to sending a congratulatory telegram to the Sheikh of Al-Azhar on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, where he expressed his best wishes to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar by this holy month, which God Almighty singled out for goodness, Yemen and blessings, and Nasrallah witnessed Al Mubeen is against the forces of polytheism and tyranny. His Excellency also witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Egyptian and Saudi governments regarding the investment of the “Saudi Public Investment Fund” in Egypt, and he signed on behalf of the Egyptian government, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, and on behalf of the Saudi government, the Minister of State for Shura Council Affairs. .
Among the activities, he inspected the “Welcome Ramadan” exhibition at the Mills Land on King Faisal Street in Giza Governorate, where he confirmed the continuation of the efforts of state agencies to provide goods in appropriate quantities and prices and with the required quality, accompanied by the Governor of Giza, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce in Giza Governorate, and a number of Officials of the concerned authorities, and witnessed the signing ceremony of a framework agreement between the “Egypt’s Sovereign Fund”, the “Norwegian Investment Fund” and the Norwegian “Scatec” company; To cooperate in the development of renewable energy, green hydrogen and green infrastructure projects in a number of African countries, as well as the signing ceremony of an agreement for the joint development of a project to establish and operate a 100-megawatt green hydrogen production facility in the Ain Sukhna Industrial Zone of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, as well as the signing of an agreement The main terms of the hydrogen purchase contract, between the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, the Norwegian renewable energy company SCATEC, Orascom Construction and Vertiglobe.
As for the meetings that Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly held over the course of the week, the report showed a meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities to follow up the position of the incoming tourism movement to Egypt, and proposals to activate it during the coming period, as he stressed that the Egyptian state took the necessary measures during the last period to support the tourism sector. Tourism and reducing the severity of the negative repercussions of the Corona pandemic crisis on this vital sector. In the scheduled cooperation with Maersk in the field of green hydrogen production for bunkering, stressing the government’s unlimited support for such green projects.
The meetings also included a meeting with the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Economic Revival, and his accompanying delegation, where he indicated Egypt’s keenness to attract more investments by French companies and to overcome any problems that might face French investments, in the presence of the Ministers of Petroleum, Mineral Resources, Supply and Internal Trade, and Finance. In addition to a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and her accompanying delegation, where he expressed his aspiration to increase Norwegian investments in Egypt and invite new companies to take advantage of the various investment opportunities, in the presence of the two ministers Electricity and Renewable Energy, Planning and Economic Development, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Norwegian Ambassador to Egypt, and CEO of Egypt’s Sovereign Fund.