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Egypt's Population is Growing 5 Times Faster Than China

Egypt's population is growing with an average of 1 million additional newborns every year.

Egypt might not be the most populated country in the world, but it has one of the highest population growth rates in the world and it's capital Cairo is making headway to become the world's most populated city. In an NGO conference on Tuesday, Chairman of the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics Abu Bakr Al-Gindy revealed that Egypt is currently growing at a rate 5 times faster than that of China and 8 times faster than South Korea, Egypt Independent reports.

"The threat of terrorism is nothing compared to the threat represented by population growth in Egypt where economic growth is slower than population growth," says Al-Gindy.

The conference was also attended by Adviser to the Social Solidarity Minister, Essam Al-Adawy, who made an strong argument against the staggering population growth: "Are we ready as a government and as a private sector to cover the needs of an additional one million citizens in education, health care and job opportunities on an annual basis? Unfortunately, in the meantime, we are not".


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