Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has witnessed the signing of six agreements for implementing multiple labor-intensive infrastructure projects, aimed at developing six different provinces across Egypt, with investments amounted at EGP 113.3 mn, Invest-Gate reports.

To be developed in cooperation with Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Development Agency, and funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union (EU), the projects will be carried out in Alexandria, Port Said, Assiut, Giza, Sharqia, and Monufia, according to an official statement on July 13.

Coming as part of the state’s plans to enhancing livelihoods by ameliorating the country’s infrastructure and improving services and facilities, the deals were signed between Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi, on behalf of the competent governors, and CEO of SMEs Development Agency Nevine Gamea. 

Gamea explained that the new developments will contribute to the provision of more than 1,252 job opportunities per each governorate, in addition to several management roles, if supposedly the average duration of implementation of the subproject is up to four months.

Under the deals, Alexandria will see the refurbishment of Al Amriya District’s infrastructure, which will be revamped together with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) and other local private contractors at a total cost of EGP 14 mn. As for Port Said, the maintenance of four public schools and a youth center will be undertaken at EGP 15 mn, in cooperation with General Authority For Educational Buildings, Directorate of Housing and Utilities, and private construction firms.

The replacement and renewal of West Assiut’s 14.35-kilometer drainage lines, besides the rehabilitation of two health units, will be collaboratively undergone between HCWW, Directorate of Housing and Utilities, and local private contractors, worth around EGP 23.3 mn. In Giza, however, 8.7 kilometers of Imbaba’s potable water lines will be reinstated, with 48 generators installed, alongside the restoration of nine schools, at a total value of EGP 23 mn. 

Meanwhile, Directorate of Roads and Transport, Directorate of Housing and Utilities, HCWW, and locate private contractors will unitedly pull off the replacement of 4.7-kilometer drinking water drains, the paving of 56,000 square meters of internal streets, the renovation of a medical center in Sharqia’s Zagazig City, totaling about EGP 15 mn. 

As for Monufia, the replenishment of 9.8 kilometers of water networks will be pledged by the General Authority For Educational Buildings, HCWW, and some local contractors, along with the rehabilitation of two health facilities and asphalting of 22,000 square meters of 38 internal streets, creating almost 345,000 jobs in the process.