Last Night’s Talk Shows on 18 March 2021
The government’s family planning strategy and women’s role in the economy were in the limelight on last night’s talk shows, as the women in cabinet blanketed the airwaves to recap and explain the key tenets of the strategy. Planning Minister Hala El Said had a chat with Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer (watch, runtime: 3:11) and Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Sherdy (watch, runtime: 3:15), while Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad also spoke with Sherdy about the sustainability and environmental component of the plan (watch, runtime: 7:00).
Also getting attention: The government’s natgas vehicle switch program, the procedures for which spokesperson of the Finance Ministry’s Automobile Financing Fund Tarek Awad broke down for Amer (watch, runtime: 3:54). Sherdy, meanwhile, had a more extensive chat about the strategy and the logic behind it with the initiative’s spokesperson, Ahmed Abdel Razek, and industry leader Alaa El Saba (watch, runtime: 24:58)