By: Nabila Essam
Sobhy: " Your Bike.... Your Health" initiative will provide 7600 bikes soon.
Eltarras: we seek to localize the bicycle industry in Egypt and the Organization to be industrial support for the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Today, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, received Lieutenant General Abdelmonem Eltarras, Chairman of Arab Organization for Industrialization, at the Ministry's office, in the presence of the Ministry and the Organization leaders, to discuss the future steps to implement the phases of the national project launched by the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the Egyptian society under the slogan" Your Bike... Your Health," and to discuss youth and sports projects implemented by the organization for the Ministry.
During the meeting, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy Affirmed that the Arab Organization for Industrialization will deliver 7600 bicycles within the" Your Bike.... Your Health" initiative during the upcoming period, noting that this initiative is consistent with the vision of the political leadership and the directives for adopting initiatives that aim at maintaining the health of citizens and keeping them fit and expanding the base of practicing various sports in all cities and villages of the Republic and making it a way of life for the Egyptian citizen.
Sobhy pointed out that the Ministry immediately started the implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi related to providing more bikes through the initiative and finding ways to improve it to suit all needs, whether for practicing sports or for long-distance traveling, in addition to its returns to the health of the Egyptian youth. He indicated that the Ministry of Youth and Sports sought to ease the burden on the Egyptian family who wants to obtain a bike, through the cooperation with the Egyptian national banking institutions.
Sobhy welcomed the cooperation with the Arab Organization for Industrialization, one of the largest castles of the national industry, praising its technical skills, overcoming any obstacles to meet all the requirements of youth and sports facilities with the required efficiency, and its keenness to provide the highest quality and speed standards.
From his side, Eltarras stressed that the Arab Organization for Industrialization puts all its expertise and human and technological capabilities to serve the Egyptian youth through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, noting that the Organization is fully prepared to be industrial support for the Ministry. He also indicated that the Organization is seeking with all its strength to implement the initiative of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to place the bike amongst the main Egyptian transportation and work to localize its industry, to market it at a reasonable price, and to facilitate the payment.
The chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization expressed his sincere appreciation for the Minister of Youth and Sports and for the national initiatives that resulted in fruitful collaboration to develop the sports system and youth programs, projects, and initiatives in various fields.
The meeting dealt with the discussion about youth and sports pending projects between the Ministry and the Organization, which includes 26 projects, such as youth city in Hurghada, and Alsaf and Huchstep youth centers. It was agreed to complete and open them during the coming period.
On the sideline of the meeting, Dr. Ashraf Sobhy and Lieutenant General Abdelmonem Eltarras inspected the gym inside the office of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which includes machines manufactured by the Arab Organization for Industrialization.