Planning Minister: Egypt Seeks 10% Growth Rate
Source: www.export-egypt.com 10/31/2018
Planning Minister Hala El Saeed said the government seeks to achieve a ten-percent growth rate by the end of 2029/2030.
To hit this target, the government plans to achieve a 5.9% growth rate during 2018/2019 to gradually increase to reach 8 to 10 % in 2029/2030, El Saeed said.
The minister gave the remarks during her participation in a high-level session on population policies and development planning in the Arab region.
The session was part of "The Regional Conference on Population and Development
.Five Years after the 2013 Cairo Declaration".
The event kicked off in Beirut .
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the UN Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA-ASRO), and the Arab League are co-leading the five-year review of the 2013 Cairo Declaration and the organization of Arab Regional Conference on Population and Development, with a focus on achievements, challenges, ways to accelerate progress, and links with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
To ensure an “all of government, all of society” approach to the review, the conference brings together representatives of governmental institutions, including ministers and high-level officials from relevant ministries and National Population Councils, in addition to parliamentarians, representatives of civil society organizations, regional organizations, UN agencies, academics, experts, media and other stakeholders.