Mubarak: 'Population could more than double by 2050'

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has declared a nationwide campaign to slow down population growth in the Arab world's most populous nation.

Mubarak: 'Population could more than double by 2050'
If nothing is done, Egypt's population of 78 million will almost double to 160 million by 2050, Mubarak said at the opening of a population conference.

But if measures are taken to slow population growth, the population will reach 100 million in 2025 and 120 million by 2050, he quoted experts as saying.

Population growth is "a major challenge for this generation and the generations to come," Mubarak said on Egyptian state television, and a "key obstacle to our efforts for development and improving the standard of living."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Haziran 2008, 12:03