Ahmed Heikal, Abou Hashima Donate $2 Mn to Tahya Misr Fund to Support Vaccine Provision

05/01/2021

Qalaa Holdings Chairman Ahmed Heikal has said that the company has donated EGP 30 million ($1.9 million) to the state-run Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) fund, to help distribute coronavirus vaccines.

During a phone call with the Sada El-Balad channel, Heikal added that the donation comes within the framework of the state's program to provide vaccines to high priority groups.

Egyptian Cement Group CEO Ahmed Abou Hashima also announced on the channel his donation of EGP 2 million ($127,373) to the fund, to support providing the vaccine to the most vulnerable.

Earlier this week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered the government to obtain the best offers from international companies for the most effective coronavirus vaccines in the largest possible quantity and in the fastest time, with the Tahya Misr fund supporting the provision of the vaccine for the most vulnerable groups, his spokesman Bassam Rady said.