Implementation of Mapping -GIS to help alleviate poverty in Egypt’s poorest villages

GIS mapping to help alleviate poverty Ministry of Health, National Population Council and Misr el-Khair, a  charitable institution, signed a cooperation protocol for setting up a GIS maps for Egypt’s poorest villages at a cost of EGP 7.5 million (EGP: Egyptian Pound). The project will create 2,000 jobs for young people, engaged in field research for making a digital map of the targeted villages. Sheikh Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, said that the project will cover 4,500 very poor villages in Upper Egypt.