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Elham AbolFateh

Moment Of Truth

Three days.. and a story of homeland---- By: Elham AbolFateh

Saturday 20/January/2018 - 04:05 PM
Sada El Balad
Elham AbolFateh
What happened in the last three days is an Egyptian epic that will remain engraved in our minds for a long time. It is an unprecedented scene to see the president submit a "statement of account" and called on everyone to stand up to express appreciation to the people as without this people، all these achievements would not have been achieved، Then the president sits down to answer every question، regardless how sensitive it is، with a clear and transparent answer، finally، he announces that he will run for a new term.

What happened is the story of a homeland and the story of a struggling، tolerant and patient people who know how to choose a president who does not make bright promises and dreams، but works، builds، accomplishes and integrates his achievements with the patience of his people، dazzling the world with the results of a war in two fronts، The front of constructing and the front of confronting the brutal terrorist aggression. This resulted in unprecedented projects that have been implemented in four years. within this period، We fought an unknown enemy who attempted to infiltrate all over Egypt to destroy، and disrupt the construction process. But with the firmness of our soldiers and the determination of our army we could besiege this enemy and intensify all efforts to get rid of this wound as the President promised us and he is able to carry out his promise.

What has been achieved over the past four years on the fronts of fighting and construction is beyond description. We were suffering from the lack of electricity and Power outage for days، the suspension of factories، and all energy-based economic activities and the goal of this was to influence the morale of Egyptians. However، those who launched this war and these raids do not understand the nature of the Egyptians. Egypt has succeeded in developing the electricity network، in addition to the projects of electricity interconnection to Europe، Asia and Africa. we have succeeded in achieving energy surplus for exportation. What has been achieved in the field of electricity is a miracle as during the period from 2011 to 2013، all the investments of foreign exploration companies were suspended، but now we are about to achieve the self-sufficiency of natural gas by the end of this year. the crisis of gas cylinder has been solved after the construction of warehouses for storage besides the continued expansion in the delivery of natural gas to homes. Egypt's debt to foreign oil and gas companies dropped from about $ 6 billion to $ 2 billion.
As for the President's statement of account in the field of roads، it represents a miracle by all criteria. The President was convinced that the countries that seek progress and prosperity، depend on the establishment of sophisticated road networks to become investment arteries and link the state parties. this represents a fast and effective development with the highest quality. In spite of all the challenges، a 3،000 kilometer road network was inaugurated in addition to the roads being constructed Including the regional ring road scheduled to be inaugurated on 30 June، and the development، rehabilitation، Automation، and maintenance of the railway network and subway lines!. The project of developing Suez Canal and establishing its economic zone aims to take advantage of the expected growth in world trade in the coming years، as well as the establishment of new cities to accommodate the large population growth that reaches 2.5 million people annually.

Moreover، the economic reform program helped us to overcome low rate of economic growth، increased unemployment، trade deficit، foreign exchange crisis and other difficulties experienced by the Egyptian economy for many years. many of these difficulties were overcome after The liberalization of the exchange rate، the reform of fiscal، and monetary policies، the issuance of the Investment Law، and the industrial licenses and other reforms aiming to improve economic indicators. Hence، Growth and employment rates increased، and The country's foreign exchange reserves exceeded $ 37 billion compared to $ 16 billion in 2014. in addition to that، there are efforts exerted to promote social justice through a pension، the issuance of the new health insurance law، and other achievements that can be described as an epic of creativity led by the Egyptians with a president who has believed in firmness of his people and its ability Which is beyond imagination.

translated by: Basant Ahmed

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