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Parliament approves law designating IDA independent economic body

Parliament approved a law designating the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) an independent body capable of meeting the needs of the industrial sector in Egypt, increasing investment opportunities, and pushing growth indicators to growth during the coming period The law stipulates that the IDA shall be a public economic entity that is legally independent. It shall …

Daily News Egypt

Cabinet to amend railway law for development

Parliament’s Transportation Committee has approved an agreement for General Electric (GE) to supply 100 locomotives and maintain 81 locomotives at a cost of $575m The committee is waiting for the cabinet to complete its draft of an amendment to Law No. 152 of 1980, related to the establishment and operation of railways. MP Mohammad Badawi …

Daily News Egypt

The NGOs law—what’s next?

The draft of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) law, which was initially approved by parliament a few days ago, cannot be read without linking it with the historical, political, and social contexts surrounding it. These contexts can explain the wide-spread debate triggered by the law, and the conflict between a parliament that insists on passing its …

Walaa Gad Elkarim