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CAIRO, Sept 15, 2018 (MENA) - Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has directed governors to deal with challenges and obstacles they face in their work by thinking outside the box and providing innovative solutions to quickly overcome them.

This came during the prime minister's meeting with governors, in the presence of a number of ministers.

Madbouli stressed the governors have powers to make decisions and follow up the projects that are being implemented in their governorates, pointing out to the importance of speeding up communication with various officials in the ministries and agencies to complete the procedures and requests that contribute to improving services to citizens.


CAIRO, Sept 15, 2018 (MENA) – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Saturday underscored the importance of following up President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives to governors during the president's meeting with them after the swearing-in ceremony.

Madbouli made the remarks as he chaired the first meeting of the governors council. He noted that Sisi’s directives included the importance of exerting the utmost efforts to serve citizens and meet their demands of commodities and services.

The president’s meeting with governors also touched on the importance of having contact with people, listening to their problems and working to solve them, the premier said.

Sisi also directed the governors to develop governorates and enhance their resources via making use of each governorate’s competitive features in a way that provides job opportunities for the youth and improves the people’s living standards, he added.

The directives also included working to develop the employees' skills, while establishing principles of accountability, discipline and commitment, and working to combat corruption, he noted.


CAIRO, Sept 15, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli chaired on Saturday the first meeting of the new governors after the formation of the new government.

They will discuss directives by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the governors after taking the constitutional oath.

Important files will be discussed at the meeting including the new garbage collecting system and preparations for the new academic year along with a program for sanitary drainage in rural areas.

CAIRO, Sept 10, 2018 (MENA) - Egyptian Premier and Housing Minister Moustafa Madboli presided over a meeting of the ministerial economic committee on Monday.

The meeting was attended by some ministers including those of
investment and international cooperation, petroleum and mineral resources
besides trade and industry.

The get-together took up a proposal on forming a committee to revise the
system of allocating plots of land for industrial projects to contribute to
increasing the volume of investments and the growth of the industrial
sector, said cabinet spokesman Ashraf Sultan.

The committee is tasked with expanding the uses of industrial lands and
limiting current restrictions on their uses besides increasing the role of the
market mechanisms in allocating these lands under the rules of
transparency and competitiveness.

The panel will also outline clear standards for the industrial lands'
allocation and unify the documents needed for requesting to allocate them
in addition to mechanizing the system of allocation via establishing a
website to get the public acquainted with offered industrial lands, dates of
tenders and required official documents and bureaucratic procedures.

The suggested members of the committee includes the deputy finance
minister for financial policies and the head of the Industrial Development
Authority (IDA) and representatives of the Urban Development Authority
and the Federation of Egyptian Industries, the spokesman underlined.

The premier stressed that developing the system of adjusting the status of
the industrial lands runs in line with Egypt's industrial needs during the
coming period and the standard international practices besides the goals of
the government's economic reform program which seeks achieving high
economic growth rates.

The cabinet focuses on promoting industrial activities and exportation
which are among the main sectors boosting growth in the medium term,
he said.

The meeting tackled also a number of ideas and proposals on removing the
main obstacles facing the private sector and outlining a clear vision to
upgrade this sector to enhance its participation in the development
ventures in addition to luring local and foreign investments in light of the
vital role they play in pushing forward the development wheel and
improving the indicators of the Egyptian economy.

STOCKHOLM, Sept 8, 2018 (News Wires) - Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven denounced an increasingly popular far-right party as racist and a threat to the nation's European values Saturday as political candidates made their final pre-election pitches to voters.

The parliamentary election being held Sunday will be Sweden's first since the government in 2015 allowed 163,000 migrants into the country of 10 million. While far less than what Germany took in that year, it was the most per capita of any European nation.

An immigration backlash is expected to shape the vote even though the number of migrants arriving in Sweden has been restricted sharply since the height of Europe's mass influx. Polls showed established parties losing some support, including the center-left parties which earlier favored open-door policies.

The Sweden Democrats has played a role in breaking down longstanding taboos on what Swedes could say openly about immigration and integration without being shunned as racists.


CAIRO, Sept 8, 2018 (MENA) - Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli has received a report from Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on activities of the medical convoys that were sent by Alexandria University to Kenya and Tanzania.

Such medical convoys come within the framework of Egypt's keenness on consolidating spheres of cooperation with the African countries.

The prime minister praised the move which supports promoting relations with the African countries, expressing thanks to the officials at Alexandria University, under its President Essam El Kurdi.

The Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University had sent a medical convoy specialized in eye diseases to Kenya during the period from August 31 to September 6, which managed to conduct 107 operations in cooperation with the Kenyan side, said a statement released by the Cabinet's media office.

The convoy provided as well medical equipment and surgical supplies, the statement read, adding that a protocol of cooperation was signed between the faculty and the Kenyan government in the medical domain.

The faculty also sent its fifth annual medical convoy to Tanzania, where it conducted 60 surgeries for children, the statement said.

During the mission, a proposal on setting up a children hospital in Tanzania in cooperation with Alexandria University was discussed.



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