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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Egypt’s population may exceed 130 mn by 2030

Egypt’s population may exceed 130 mn by 2030, posing a challenge to the state’s sustainable development goals, said Planning Minister Hala El Said in a statement yesterday. The ministry has outlined a strategy for this fiscal year to curb the increasing population growth rate. Among the strategy’s goals are raising awareness of family planning and reproductive health in rural areas, as well as launching and improving access to family planning programs.

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