The Ministry of Local Development was established with the Presidential Decree No. 325 of 1999 concerning the formation of the Ministry, which was headed by Dr. Atef Mohamed Obeid, Prime Minister, and appointing Major General Mustafa Abdel Qader as a Minister of Local Development, and a Presidential Decree No. 380 of 1999 was issued containing the goals and functions of the Ministry.
During the current period, the Ministry of Local Development has made various achievements in a number of fields and files of interest to Egyptian citizens in various governorates of the Republic, aimed at improving public services to citizens, increasing the resources of governorates and safeguarding the State properties and rights.
The strategic framework of the ministry:
It is represented in a developmental and service role through coordination with the relevant ministries and the ministry and between governorates with regard to local development through:
- Implementing decentralization (local development policies)
- Achieving local development
.Local economic development
.Improving the provision of local services
- Developing the local administration
A coordinating role :
through the Ministry's support to the governorates to strengthen their role and strengthen and build their capabilities. The Ministry is responsible for the following:
• A coordinating role:
. through the Ministry's support to the governorates to strengthen their role and strengthen and build their capabilities. The Ministry is responsible for the following:
• Coordination between the various efforts that work for the development of local communities and local administration units in all governorates of Egypt.
• Participation with the concerned ministries, governorates and other parties in developing and upgrading the local administration units
• Contribute to the economic and social development plan, in partnership with the governorates.
Participation with the governorates in the following:
• Recording the economic and social view of villages, hamlets and slums.
. • Drafting the necessary projects to upgrade the level of services in the aforementioned areas (drinking water – sanitation - electricity - roads - schools - health units – hygiene
• Drafting the necessary projects to improve the economic conditions in the aforementioned areas, determining the prio
rities of the projects, then determining the feasibility of each project and the time required for its implementation.
• Determining the target to be achieved for population growth at the level of each village, hamlet, and slum area, and formulating programs that cooperate in achieving this goal.
• Assembling governorate projects and identifying appropriate funding sources.
• Raising awareness in neighborhoods and villages of the importance of popular participation in development projects and the preservation of facilities
- Meet The Minister
. Major General / Mahmoud Sayed Abdel Hamid Shaarawy
. Age: 62 years.
Place of birth: Cairo Governorate. Graduated from the Police College in 1981
Fields of work: He joined the Central Security Sector, then joined the National Security Sector, and was included in it until he reached the Assistant Minister of Interior for the National Security Sector, and after that, he was appointed Assistant Minister of Interior for the Ports Sector, and then Assistant Minister for Economic Security, and on June 14, 2018, a presidential decree was issued appointing him as Minister of local development .
During the past six years since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took over, the Ministry of Local Development has implemented various achievements in a number of fields and files of interest to Egyptian citizens in the various governorates of the Republic, aiming to improve services provided to citizens, increase the resources of the governorates and preserve state property and rights. The Ministry of Local Development and its affiliated bodies have completed several projects, as the amount spent on the implementation of these projects during the period from July 2014 to June 2020 amounted to 157 billion pounds, benefiting about 90 million citizens.
The Presidential Initiative “A Decent Life”
The President of the Republic launched the “Decent Life” initiative at the beginning of 2019, and called for the government and civil society organizations to unite to provide a decent life for the regions and groups most in need, and about 1.9 million people benefit from the initiative in the first phase. 276 villages with poverty rates exceeding 70% were selected in 11 governorates, and An amount of 1.2 billion pounds was spent to start implementing the villages of the first phase, in which the poverty rate exceeds 70%, and they are 143 villages in 11 governorates, including the following:
• 109 road paving projects.
• 122 electricity and lighting projects.
• 28 school projects.
• 45 health units.
• 37 sanitation projects.
• 79 drinking water projects.
• 87 different projects•
The national program of improving and developing the Egyptian villages.
An amount of 10.5 billion pounds was spent in self-financing, a public Treasury for the state, and internal and external grants to implement a number of 2291 projects to meet the needs of villagers. About 13 million citizens benefited, a total of 650 villages, for a total of 1684 projects. Some of these projects are illustrated below:
- 100 health units with a total cost of 450 million pounds.
- 150 schools with a total cost of 750 million pounds.
- 1000 road and bridge paving projects with a total cost of 3.825 billion EGP.
- 200 drinking water projects at a total cost of 1.5 billion pounds.
- 500 electricity projects with a total cost of 1.425 billion pounds.
- 125 environmental improvement projects (covering drains and cleaning equipment) with a total cost of 750 million pounds.
- 141 sewage projects with a total cost of 1.550 billion pounds.
- 75 projects to upgrade the efficiency of the headquarters of local units and solidarity centers, with a total cost of 250 million pounds.
Local development program in Upper Egypt in( Quena -Suhag).
This program has been implemented as the directives of the President of the Republic regarding supporting the comprehensive development in the governorates of Upper Egypt, in order to be more attractive to investment, and to enhance the competitive advantage, create a business environment and climate for investors and improve the level of services provided to citizens in various sectors by enhancing the effectiveness and empowerment of local administration, improving infrastructure and developing the local economy, partially financed by a $500 million World Bank loan and a contribution from the Egyptian government amounting to $457 million.
Here are the most important projects of this program:
- 2575 projects projects financed by the local component and the loan allocations during the first phase until 2019/2020, with a total cost of EGP 5.8 billion. in the sectors of drinking water , sewage, roads, transportation, canal coverage, strengthening local units, economic development and environmental improvement. 1796 projects have been completed and 779 are ongoing.
- Preparation for implementing 4 industrial zones in the two governorates, starting from the fiscal year 2020/2021, at a total cost of EGP 6 billion. The program provided 82 thousand job opportunities in Suhag and 61 thousand employees in Quena at a total of 143 thousand job opportunities. The number of beneficiaries of a total of 8 million citizens in the two provinces is.25 million.
- The project of connecting drinking water service to deprived areas (Al-Maragha Center), the total number of beneficiaries reached to 32 thousand people.
- The Project of connecting drinking water service to deprived areas (Amarna and Palina), totaling 29,000 beneficiarie