President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered the allocation of LE1 billion for the renovation of sanitary drainage networks in Alexandria following a visit to the rainstorm-ravaged Mediterranean province on Sunday.
The surprise visit comes amid violent rainstorms that paralyzed life in most regions throughout Alexandria and neighboring Beheira over the past three weeks, claiming the lives of at least 17 people.
The president required that the networks be updated within 10 days under the supervision of the Armed Forces
The rainstorms, followed by the disruption of daily activities and several deaths, have led to escalated public and media criticism of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail's government.
Public anger in Alexandria already forced former governor Hani al-Messiry to tender his resignation in late October.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm