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Egypt 2017/18 budget to include 75 billion Egyptian pounds social package - ministry
June 21, 2017 / 10:37 AM / a month ago

Egypt 2017/18 budget to include 75 billion Egyptian pounds social package - ministry

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CAIRO, June 21 (Reuters) - Egypt's 2017/18 budget will include a 75 billion Egyptian pounds ($4.17 billion) social package, a finance ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The government aims to maintain a previously announced budget deficit target of 9.1 percent despite the introduction of the social package, the statement added. ($1 = 18.0000 Egyptian pounds) (Reporting by Arwa Gaballa; editing by Patrick Markey)

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