Away from the beauty of Nubia, where tourists always go and become fascinated by the quietness and peace that surrounds the houses’ bright colours, and its kind people, lie thousands of unseen Nubians that suffer from severe poverty and inhumane living conditions, where they do not have access to drinkable water or functioning sewage systems.
With the aim of providing better living conditions to citizens of Upper Egypt, Tahya Misr Fund is to start implementing projects in several essential sectors, in collaboration with the Aswan Governorate.
The projects cover the fields of housing, health, sanitation, drinking water, civil protection, youth, and sports, with an aggregate funding of EGP 320m from the fund to serve a number of beneficiaries.
The project covers a wide range of Upper Egyptian citizens who live in Aswan, Nasr El Nouba, Idfu, Kom Ombo, and Darau, which are areas with some of the worst living conditions in Egypt, in order to provide a decent life for all the people of Aswan.
The development plan for Nubia and Aswan comes in response to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s calls at the Aswan Youth Conference to complete all developmental projects in Nubia and Aswan before the end of June 2018. The executive committee of Tahya Misr Fund responded to the president’s call and has set an urgent plan to support the projects in Aswan.
Improving healthcare is one of the most essential parts of the plan. This will be applied through establishing and equipping a new Tahya Misr dialysis centre in Aswan and developing and equipping Benban Kibli hospital and the health unit in the village of Nazl.
The plan also includes the construction of a fully equipped firefighting unit in the new city Al-Sadaka, the provision of 264 housing units in Khor Balula area and 432 housing units in Al-Tawisa, a sewage system in Al-Tawisa, and the rehabilitation of drinking water systems in Kom Ombo.
Moreover, the plan extends to developing the Nasr El Nouba youth centre, the provision of six housing units in Jabal Al-Zalat, as well as the construction of sewage networks (regressions, expulsion lines, and lift stations) in 10 villages, and the completion of the houses of Nasr El Nouba’s villages.