Public investments directed to Upper Egypt Sohag governorate in the fiscal year (FY) 2020/21 recorded to EGP 5.8bn, marking 48.7% increase from a year earlier, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said said on Sunday.
“Public investments in Sohag governorate are distributed across different sectors, with EGP 2.5bn for housing and utilities sector, EGP 1.56bn for local development, EGP 444m for health care, EGP 240m for higher education, and EGP 640.4m for other sectors,” she explained.
This comes within the “Citizen Investment Plan” released by the ministry for Sohag governorate. El-Said said that the plan aims to provide detailed information on investments directed by the state to each governorate.
El-Said added that the plan helps the citizen to follow up on national projects in his governorate, city, or village, which contributes to integrating the citizen into the planning and follow-up systems.
El-Said explained that the four main objectives of the Citizen Investment Plan are the localisation of sustainable development goals, enhancing transparency, activating community participation, and spreading the culture of programmes and performance.
According to the plan, housing and utilities allocations will be used to establish 160 projects, of which EGP 1.76bn will be allocated for drinking water and sanitation services, while EGP 345.2m to develop unsafe informal areas and markets.
Also, 69 projects are included in the local development sector, including roads, bridges, and environmental improvement projects.
Regarding pre-university education, the plan aims to establish and reequip school classrooms and educational departments in Sohag for EGP 8.6m.
As for higher education, the plan aims to develop university education services and scientific research with EGP 240m, establishing an emergency hospital for heart, chest, brain and nerve surgeries at Sohag University for EGP 20m.