In Egypt, executive procedures have begun to participate in the plan to integrate immigrants residing on its land into the formal economy, where they are trained and employed in factories and private sector companies, through the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
The International Organization for Migration launched the project to integrate migrants, during an online meeting, and called on business owners to support it, and to enhance the contribution of migrants to achieving development and building a sustainable economy.
In an interview with "Sky News Arabia", Mr. Turki, head of the responsibility unit of the Egyptian Industries Federation, affirmed that the union has already engaged in a joint project with "International Migration" to train and employ a number of foreign immigrants in factories inside Egypt, with the aim of integrating them into the formal economy system.
Turki confirmed that it was agreed to start employing 100 immigrants by the end of this year, with this number starting as a trial phase, and then expanding by increasing the number of targeted immigrants.
The official at the Federation of Industries added that the program is being implemented in Egypt for the first time as an initial experiment, as the main objective is to integrate immigrants into Egyptian society, provide them with decent job opportunities, and invest their energies to add to the Egyptian economy.
Turki explained that the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a working group responsible for the migrant file, and there is coordination with other ministries regarding the program, including the "manpower".