EU programme reviews achievements in improving living conditions in three Egyptian governorates

The EU-funded Programme “Support to Social Development, Egypt” is coming to a close, having contributed to enhancing the living conditions of the poor population in the three Egyptian governorates of Assiut, Beni Suef and Fayoum, in addition to boosting employment in the area. In Assiut and Beni Suef, 67,000 people have benefited from the construction of new sewerage systems which will contribute to securing public health and preserving the environment.
The SSD Programme, funded by the European Union (EU) with an amount of 20 million and implemented by the Social Fund for Development, held its closing ceremony in Cairo this week.
The event was an opportunity to present the results of the SSD programme, and mark the Financial Agreement signed between the EU and Egypt in July 2007.
The ceremony was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Egypt, Marc Franco, the Managing Director of the Social Fund for Development (SFD), Ghada Waly, as well as the Governors of Assiut, Fayoum, and Beni Suef. Other participants included representatives from 118 NGOs who received grants to implement different development projects in the three selected governorates, in addition to water companies in their role as supervisors of two EU-funded sewerage network and household connection projects in Assiut and Beni Suef.
The Programme has been actively involved with local committees of three Pilot Districts in the development of sustainable strategies in close cooperation with district authorities and their respective governorates.
The results of the Programme provided an overview of activities, and a documentary was presented to showcase the achieved results. Certificates of recognition were distributed to the NGOs and the project counterparts who contributed to the success of this project.(ENPI Info Centre)
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ENPI Info Centre webpage – Egypt

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