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The weekly harvest of the Council of Ministers during the period from 5 to 11 March 2022

Aya Hussain

The Media Center of the Council of Ministers published a report that included infographics, in which it shed light on the weekly harvest of the Council of Ministers, during the period from 5 until 27 March 2022, which included the approval of a number of decisions, in addition to the meetings and meetings held by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, in addition to his activities.

The report stated that a number of decisions were issued, including a decision approving a draft law amending some provisions of the Agriculture Law promulgated by Law No. 152 for the year ; Where the amendments state in part that whoever erects any buildings or facilities on agricultural land, or takes any measures regarding the division of this land to establish installations on it, or attempts to commit any of these crimes shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than two years and not more than five years, and a fine of no less than 214 one thousand pounds, and not more than 27 millions Pounds.

The decisions also included approving a draft resolution on the exchanged letters between the governments of Egypt and the Republic of Korea regarding the latter’s provision of a grant to the Egyptian government; To contribute to the implementation of the project to improve the public electronic procurement system in Egypt, which was signed in Cairo on 27 January 2022, in addition to approval On a draft decision regarding the reallocation of plots of land with a total area of ​​17, 612 feddans, North Road sub-district Katameya / Ain Sukhna, for the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy; In order to be used as an extension of the power plant in the New Administrative Capital.

The decisions also included approving a draft decision to allocate a plot of land with an area of ​​27, 214. an feddan, Al-Adaysat district, Luxor Governorate, for the National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation; To be used in setting up a sewage treatment plant, in addition to approving a draft decision to issue the executive regulations for the law regulating clinical medical research, promulgated by Law No. 214 of the year 2022 and the regulations Accompanying it, in a way that regulates the conduct of such medical research of special nature for its contact with humans, within a framework of adherence to local and international ethical standards and recognized good medical practice.

To complement the decisions, the report indicated that a number of private sector companies had approved the request to contract with the Canal Company for Electricity Distribution to establish solar energy plants with a capacity of 5 megawatts for each station in Sharm El-Sheikh with a BOO system, and to connect them to the network, in order to feed the buildings Which will witness next November the convening of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the allocation of the necessary lands for these projects in exchange for a usufruct right, as well as a review of the results of the work of the Financial Committee on Financing the hosting of the session. for the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be hosted next November in Sharm El-Sheikh

The report added that it had been approved to extend the period of benefit of the fund for financing the purchase of some rapid transit vehicles, The Ministry of Finance, with an area of ​​(five acres), equipped as a major scrap yard within the governorates of Greater Cairo, to receive old cars, within the framework of the initiative to replace aging vehicles with new ones powered by natural gas, for a period of 4 years, in addition to agreeing to extend the deadline for submitting applications Project Reconciliation The informal economy has been contracted for another year, which is stipulated in Article No. (152) of the Law on the Development of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, promulgated by Law No. 2023 for a year 2020.

In addition to the above, it was approved to accept the transfer of Egyptian students studying in Ukrainian universities to private and private universities in Egypt, in accordance with the regulations that were in part the acceptance of the transfer of Egyptian students enrolled to study in Ukrainian universities before the outbreak of events on 2/24/ 2022 in all disciplines, in private and private Egyptian universities, provided that the study period at the university to which the student is transferred in Egypt is not less than a full academic year, in addition to approving the granting of tax incentives for investment projects in the electricity and renewable energy sector, represented in hydrogen production, storage and export projects. green and green ammonia, and the industry sector, as well as development investment activities in the education and sports sectors.

In the same context, the report showed that a draft decision was approved to reduce the time required to issue approvals, licenses or permits necessary for investment projects, and the decision stipulated that all competent authorities be obligated to receive investor requests and decide on them within 20 working days, with the need to notify the investor The applicant as a result of deciding whether to accept or reject it, in addition to activating the system of additional non-tax incentives stipulated in the Investment Law and the General Authority for Investment to take executive steps to activate these incentives, in coordination with the ministries concerned with the investment sectors to identify the proposed investment projects to be granted with additional non-tax incentives appropriate to the nature of each activity Investment, in addition to approving a draft decision defining some areas of strategic projects and specifying their conditions and procedures for obtaining a single approval to establish, operate and manage the project, including the areas of production, storage and export of green hydrogen, green ammonia, the manufacture of electric vehicles and industries feeding them and the necessary infrastructure such as charging stations.

Regarding the meetings held by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the report indicated that a meeting was held with the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, where he was tasked with preparing a plan to offer various housing units to Egyptians abroad and to increase the units currently offered for reservation for middle-income people, in the presence of a deputy The Minister of Housing for National Projects, the Assistant Minister of Housing, and the supervisor of financial and administrative affairs at the New Urban Communities Authority, in addition to holding a meeting to review the basic features of the investment plan for the fiscal year 2022/2023, where he stressed that The state seeks to raise the level of quality of services provided to citizens at the level of the Republic, in the presence of the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, the Deputy Minister for Planning Affairs, and a number of ministry officials.

The meetings also included, as highlighted by the report, a meeting to follow up the intensive efforts to provide various types of basic commodities in local markets, in the presence of the Ministers of Supply and Internal Trade, Finance, Interior, Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Trade and Industry, the Head of the Consumer Protection Agency, and a number of officials The ministries and concerned authorities, in addition to holding a meeting with representatives of the chambers of commerce to check on the availability of basic commodities, where he stressed that the important timing imposes the need for full cooperation to alleviate the current crisis on the Egyptian citizen, in the presence of the Ministers of Supply and Internal Trade, Trade and Industry, and the Secretary-General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce

The Prime Minister’s meetings, according to the report, also included a meeting of the Board of Governors to discuss a number of important files, as he referred to the President of the Republic’s directives to address any practices related to monopoly or concealment of goods in light of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, instructing the governors to follow up the movement of markets and the availability of Commodities, in the presence of the Ministers of Supply, Local Development, Agriculture, Trade and Industry, and the governors of Port Said, North Sinai, Suez, Damietta, Beheira, Matrouh, Qena and Aswan, in addition to the weekly meeting, where a number of vital files were discussed, such as the “Martyr’s Day” celebration. The repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and the situation of Egyptian students studying in Ukrainian universities.

Regarding the activities carried out by the Prime Minister, according to the report, they included a review of a report from the director of the unified government complaints system, which included monitoring efforts to respond to citizens’ complaints during the month of February, where the system monitored

A thousand complaints, requests and distress, and distinct responses were made from ministries, governorates, and government agencies to resolve citizens’ complaints N, as well as a review of a report from the Minister of Trade and Industry on the most prominent facilities provided to promote medium, small and micro enterprises, and motivate them to integrate into the formal economy.

The activities also included a press conference to clarify the facts regarding the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, where he emphasized coordination with the Chambers of Commerce to secure food commodities at fair prices and to avoid any kind of exaggeration, referring to the President of the Republic’s directives to provide a permanent reserve balance of at least 3. – 6 months of basic commodities, in the presence of the Ministers of Tourism and Antiquities, Supply and Internal Trade, Finance, Agriculture and Land Reclamation, and Trade and Industry.

His Excellency also witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, the New and Renewable Energy Development and Use Authority, and the Norwegian Scatec Renewable Energy Company, regarding the ammonia production project. green hydrogen, in addition to an opening with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for the activities of the Egyptian-Tajik Business Forum, with the participation of a number of ministers, officials and businessmen from the two countries, where he reviewed the steps taken to remove obstacles to economic growth and attract foreign investments, calling on the Tajik delegation to learn about investment opportunities, as well as On the holding of an expanded session of talks in the presence of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and members of the accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the Egyptian-Tajik Business Forum, where he expressed his aspiration that this visit would give a strong impetus to the relations of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Regarding the meetings held by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly during the week, the report showed that he met with the CEO of the United Nations Green Climate Fund, to discuss a number of cooperation files, where he praised the support provided by the Fund to Egypt to finance four projects. With a value of approximately 2020 million dollars, with the aim of protecting the northern coasts, and implementing the “Benban” solar energy project, in the presence of the Minister of Environment, and the Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister also met with the CEO of the South African company Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone, and his accompanying delegation, where he welcomed Vodacom’s expansion plans in the Egyptian market, in the presence of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Member The delegate and CEO of Telecom Egypt and the CEO of Vodafone Egypt, in addition to his meeting with the Director of the Regional Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Program in the Middle East and Arab Countries, and the Director of the Egypt Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Program, to discuss a number of cooperation files and arrangements for organizing the course The 12th World Urban Forum in 2024 to be hosted by Egypt