President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met on Wednesday with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli as well as Ministers of Defense, Interior, Justice, Supply, Tourism, Finance and Agriculture, in addition to the Governor of Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Chief of General Intelligence Services and Head of the Administrative Control Authority.
Presidential Spokesman, Ambassador Bassam Rady, said that the meeting dealt with the government’s efforts in providing commodities to citizens at reasonable prices and increasing the number of fixed and mobile outlets with the choice of suitable places to cover Egypt’s governorates.
The President called for continued efforts to provide basic commodities and strict market control to eliminate monopolistic practices and not to tolerate any excess as defined by law.
He also stressed the importance of continuing efforts to establish a modern and integrated grain storage system, as well as the speed of completion of the purification lists of ration cards to achieve support to the beneficiaries and maintain the resources of the State.
The meeting reviewed the efforts of the state in water rationalization and quality improvement, where a number of projects were reviewed for the establishment of desalination plants, the ongoing efforts to expand a number of banks, clearing the canal and raising efficiency, as well as the steps and alternatives that are used to reduce losses in the drinking water network.
The meeting also tackled the government’s plan to develop the tourism sector in Egypt, especially in the Red Sea region, in view of its potential and a multi-tourism product that can be exploited to stimulate tourism in Egypt and attract many tourists.
The meeting witnessed the follow-up to the latest indicators of the economic performance of the state, developments in the exchange rate and the measures taken to develop foreign exchange reserves and achieve monetary stability.