The Government Programme of Action 2018/2019 - 2021/2022

Plan Type: National Development Plan

Member State: Egypt

Coverage Period: -

Document Language: Arabic

The Government Programme of Action 2018/2019 - 2021/2022

January 2018

The Government Action Program draws on the political leadership guidelines expressed in the President's inaugural  speech of June 2018. It includes the fundamental issues of building on former gains while enhancing citizens' living standards and quality of life, and constructing the Egyptian human being as development cannot be achieved if it is not centred on citizens who live decently and enjoy high-quality services without discrimination. The Government Action Program is aligned with Egypt Vision 2030 for sustainable development and calls to achieve the objectives thereof.

Pillars & Objectives

Pillar: Protection of national security and Egypt's foreign policy
  • Citizen Security: It includes the achievement of security stability within Egypt's internal borders, the protection and securing of Egypt's external borders, the development of counter-terrorism methods, the development of anti-crime activities, information security and electronic networks, and the protection of human rights in its various aspects, the most important of which are the rights of political participation and non-discrimination
  • Water security: The preservation of Egypt's water rights, the development and rationalization of the use of available water resources, construction of 142 groundwater Wells, 71 Lift Stations, 66 Triple Treatment Stations with 1.5 million m3/day and 92 nile mixing plants that provide 800 million m3, the adoption of rationalization mechanisms that will provide about 10 billion m3/year, and the application of field irrigation in 60 1,000 acres a year.
  • Food Security: 39% increase in storage capacity of strategic commodities
  • Energy Security: Pumping Over 493 Billion Pounds to Increase Electricity Generated by 26% by End of Program
Pillar: Egyptian Human Construction
  • Consolidating cultural identity by activating the role of cultural, religious and media institutions, spreading the culture of science and innovation, and raising media awareness of the system of values and cultural heritage
  • Development of the education system "New education strategy", establishment of 100 Japanese education schools and 22 new schools, from Nile schools, and coverage of all governorates in schools of excellence by the end of the programme.
  • Establishment of the Waqf Charitable Fund for Education and Scientific Research to provide financial resources to improve the educational and research level
  • Establishment of 100 new faculties in government universities
  • Interest in sports and youth welfare by establishing 165 open playgrounds for young people and 210 football stadiums
  • Implementation of the first phase of the new health insurance system in the governorates of the Suez Canal province, which requires the comprehensive development of 33 hospitals and 135 primary health care units, the mechanization of 15 hospitals, as well as the establishment of 31 new hospitals and the reduction of the prevalence of hepatitis from 3.6% to 2.5% by the end of the program, and the supply of university hospitals with about 744 new children's incubators
Pillar: Economic Development and Efficiency of Government Performance
  • Achieve a real growth rate of up to 8% by 2021/2022
  • Reduce budget deficits to 4.1% of GDP by end of programme
  • Savings mobilization and financial resources to achieve the desired investment rates, which should be increased steadily as a proportion of GDP from 16% (2017/18) to about 25% in 2021/2022
  • Improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and enhance its ability to access international markets
  • Improving the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and enhancing its ability to access international markets, through the development of promising industries, upgrading the quality of the industrial product in accordance with international standards and environmental standards, stimulating private industrial investment by offering about 38 million square meters of land for industrial investment, and establishing integrated industrial complexes in various governorates, simplifying the procedures for granting licenses and reducing the cost of doing business, in addition to the dismissal of faltering factories and projects, especially those for which the program has allocated an appropriation of 4.2 billion pounds to remove them from their stumbling blocks
  • Develop petroleum exports to reach 30 billion dollars in 2021-2022
  • Develop agricultural exports through the expansion of agricultural products that are popular in international markets
  • Increase the capacity of new airports to 79 million passengers/year, increase the expected passenger traffic to 40 million passengers/year by 2021/2022 through the expansion of Sharm el-Sheikh and Burj al-Arab airports and the establishment of a new airport in Ras Sidr, and increase the efficiency of the performance of all Egyptian airports
  • Develop the Information Technology sector’s exports to reach the equivalent of 175 billion pounds by 2021/2022
  • Availability of about 150 government services on mobile applications
  • Developing the services of all the offices of the Real Estate Registration Authority
  • Automation of Traffic Prosecution Units (15 services in 2021/2022) compared to three available services
  • Establishment of a national database of judicial rulings
  • Increase the number of electronic portals in the governorates to 16, and in the ministries to 8
Pillar: Improving the levels of employment
  • Providing about 900,000 job opportunities annually, with a total of 3.6 million job opportunities, over the duration of the program
  • Decrease in the unemployment rate to 8.4% in 2021/2022
  • Allocation of 10% of available land for investment for small enterprises
  • Activating the role of the MSMEs Development Agency (Egypt Projects) in supporting these enterprises
  • Launching an interactive platform to provide services to small projects
  • Designing an integrated and updated database for small projects
  • Establishing 200 business incubators annually
  • Designing special programs for entrepreneurship training in universities and schools
  • Providing financial support to about 335,000 small projects
  • Implementation of 2400 programmes to raise awareness of the culture of self-employment (for youth including girls)
  • Increasing women's economic empowerment through the (One Village/One Product) program
Pillar: Improving the standard of living of the Egyptian citizen
  • Reducing population growth
  • Creating 14 New Cities
  • Complete completion of the development of all unsafe areas
  • Expanding the provision of housing units to all citizens
  • Mitigating development gaps between governorates
  • Development of 208 villages
  • Developing the level of drinking water services
  • Development of transport services
  • Expansion of social safety nets
  • Activate a comprehensive insurance umbrella for Egyptians abroad