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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Madbouly Cabinet approves draft bill setting up Egypt’s medical emergency response fund

CABINET WATCH- The Madbouly Cabinet approved a draft bill establishing a medical emergency response fund during its weekly meeting on Thursday, according to an official statement. The legislation, which requires approval from the House of Representatives, would see the fund cover healthcare expenses for citizens affected by major accidents and other emergency cases that are not covered under the state budget’s healthcare allocations. It is unclear where the fund’s financing will come from.

Also approved during the Thursday meeting:

  • An agreement between the Education Ministry and e-Learning management service provider CDSM to set up an e-learning platform for the ministry;
  • Allowing the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) to contract a company or consortium to manage the USD 1 bn museum;
  • A contract between the National Railways Authority and the state-owned General Nile Company for Roads and Bridges to develop the Alexandria train station;
  • Setting up SCZone Utilities, a new holding company mandated with the construction, operation, management, and maintenance of all Suez Canal Economic Zone facilities.

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