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The Grand Egyptian Museum… The Link between the Civilization of the Past and the Modernity of the Present

Museum Description: The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is located west of Cairo near Giza pyramids. The selected location for this mega project is a witness to the greatness of Egypt in the past, present, and future. The museum is mainly designed to be the largest archeological museum in the world. Its area is about 117 feddans (500.000 sq. m.). It houses more than 100.000 artifacts belonging to both Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. It's expected to be visited by more than 5 million visitors annually. The museum will include a number of commercial and entertainment service buildings, a conservation and restoration center and a museum garden planting the trees that the ancient Egyptian used to know. The project will be carried out in three major phases at a cost of $ 550 million. During 2010, the second phase (Phase II) of the project was inaugurated which included a Conservation Center (CC) consisting of a number of tests and analyses labs such as Scanning Electron Microscope & Microbiology labs, in addition to Mummies & Human remains lab, Stone lab, Wood lab, and Ceramics, Glass and Metal labs. The third Phase (Phase III) of the project includes the construction of the museum's main exhibition hall which will display 100.000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, Schoolers museum, a Conference Center, an Archeological Library and the Child museum. The final inauguration of the project will be on Nov.2022. A visitor's tour inside the museum begins...

2020-11-29 13:15:06

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Imhotep* of Egypt, Hani Azer, after receiving the Order of Merit from the German President

Project manager and the supervisor of The Berlin Central Train Station, that engineering masterpiece, its Engineer Hani Azer. Imhotep of Egypt as described by the world press: as he completed the execution of Berlin tunnels until the southern region, up to the distance of 10 kilometers. He overcame the difficulties encountered during the implementation of the project from the existence of a river which course was diverted; stream tunnels have been built, ground has been frozen and tunnels have been built above and below ground and all challenges in the field of tunnels have been overcome, problems of soil and groundwater have been bypassed. This project placed his name among the 50 most important engineering figures around the world and he was commissioned to build 5 more stations in Berlin.                                Hani Azer; Imhotep of Egypt An Egyptian civil engineer, who holds the position of the Egyptian president’s advisor for engineering affairs and projects and supervising them, as his name is associated with major transportation and railway projects worldwide. He received honors and awards from several international bodies and he is considered as the most famous tunnels’ expert in the world. Imhotep of Egypt, as the world press calls him, worked most of his life and received most of his exper...

2020-10-06 02:58:57

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Basuna Mosque … a historical reference to the architecture of Cordoba

The Basuna Mosque  is located in the hot & arid village of Basuna, Sohag, Egypt, over a site amidst a noisy, dusty and densely constructed area with encroaching residential buildings, a cemetery, cattle frequently moving back and forth on the road and a weekly makeshift small market right outside the main entrance of this place of worship posed a major challenge. The new building must offer peace and tranquillity for its users and so a few requirements had to be met.  The solution depends on a cavity-wall with only one window, overlooking the calm cemetery, covered with a hybrid roof system; consisting of a concrete beam gridiron, cast in situ, forming a central square (6.0x6.0m) covered with a main dome, and 108 smaller square openings (0.82 x 0.82m) partially covered using pendentive-domes, complemented with fixed horizontal and operable  vertical glass panels allowing fresh high-altitude northern breeze to filter into the mosque, indirect glare-less sunlight to naturally illuminate the interior, and rain-water to be collected and used for cleaning and watering plants.  The main dome was constructed using an Egyptian-made light block made of sand, lime and air, with a density of 0.5 ton/m3, thermal conductivity 0.136-0.132 W/m2.°K, fire rating (relative to thickness) 4-7 hours, sound insulation (dB) 37-48. The remarkable lightness of the block decreased the building’s own-weight, in turn decreasing the required dimensions of all...

2020-10-07 11:47:08

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Suez Canal Development Axis – Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) Project

  name   Project Site: El-Ain El-Sokhna – Suez Project Area: 461 Square Kilometer Owner: The Egyptian Government                 The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) area reaches up to 460.6 square kilometer, which is approximately the area of the state of Singapore, that reaches an area of 721.5 square kilometer. The economic zone is preparing to conquer the heart of International trade through 6 naval ports and 4 industrial zones, as the zone includes both East and West Port Said's ports, El-Arish port, El-Ain El-SoKhna Port in addition to El-Tur Port and Al-Adabeyya Port. As for the industrial zones, there is an industrial zone in East Port Said, Technology Valley Zone in East Ismailia and another in Al-Qantara, furthermore, an industrial zone in El-Ain El-Sokhna.    Why was the Economic Zone established? Egypt's severe need for giant national projects to support the Egyptian economy, pushed the state to establish the economic zone, So that the current and future generations of the Egyptian people could benefit from its revenues, in conjunction with digging of the new Suez Canal and to promote the culture of added value, thinking came to implement an economic zone through which the current available capabilities around the Suez Canal axis - such as the existing naval ports and their geographical backyards - could be used to establish industrial and logistic zones that...

2020-10-14 09:20:57

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The Ministers of Military Production and Higher Education celebrate the graduation of the first batch of Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology

During the ceremony, the Ministers of Military Production, Higher Education and Scientific Research granted students graduation certificates and certificates of appreciation for their distinction during this year. Distinguished people were also honored in various cultural, artistic and sports fields, and the students presented a number of meaningful artistic and theatrical performances that discuss important issues in society. Students to complete what they have achieved by constantly working to develop and refine their scientific, practical and research skills in the next stages of their lives and keep abreast of the latest methods of modern technology in light of what the age is witnessing of a great industrial boom and new concepts towards digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution "Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology" The Ministry of Military Production celebrated the graduation of the first batches of the Egyptian Academy of Engineering and Advanced Technology of the Ministry for the academic year 2019/2020, in the presence of Engineer / Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, Dr. / Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and a number of the ministry's leaders. Minister "Morsi" emphasized During the ceremony, the Ministry of Military Production pays great attention to the education and technical education system through its various educa...

2020-10-15 16:21:21

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Ta'et Nour.. An Egyptian architect won second place in the 2020 International Design Award …

Architect: Archilab - Hani Maher Location: Assiut Governorate - Egypt With a distinguished project, the Egyptian architect Hani Maher and his team, the Archilab Office of Architecture, won the second place in the International Design Awards 2020, which are awarded by the Architecture Community Organization concerned with global architecture of value, which awards prizes to projects with a distinctive and sustainable environmental or social impact around the globe "Ta’et Nour" (Window of Light/Hope) is the project that enabled Architect Hani Maher and his team to win this big global award, as it aims to house approximately 60,000 individuals who currently reside in slum areas under high pressure electric towers in Assiut Governorate, which are classified as high-risk areas and unauthorized residential zones. The idea of the design The design team took into account the social privacy of the Upper Egyptian community in terms of isolation and their desire to preserve family privacy, and then the design came to the maximum degree on social aspects while devising new ways to use the space in line with the nature of the population and nature of using their houses, where residents can raise poultry and preserve food or grain in places designated for that purpose within their units. The designer was interested in creating open spaces within the overall plan, such as parks and sport centers and several spaces were employed to develop handic...

2020-10-15 17:39:29

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New El-Alamein Hotel (Crystal Inn By Almasa) wins the KNX Global Award 2020 for the best smart building in Egypt

The Egyptian Hotel of Almasa won the KNX International Award for the best hotel with specifications of a smart building, and won the People's Choice Award for the year of 2020 The award presenter said, praising Almasa Hotel and the new city of Alamein: “The project won the People's Choice Award for the best smart building”, and described the new city of Alamein as “the first smart city in Egypt". The award management congratulated all those in charge of the new Almasa project in the city of Alamein, after the hotel won the People's Choice Award The Crystal Inn by Almasa - El Alamein Hotel is one of the Almasa hotels in Alamein, which started operating on July 10th, 2020, as it is one of the distinctive signs of the New city of Alamein and Egypt’s North Coast. Since the announcement of its operation, the hotel has witnessed a large turnout from North Coast visitors. Especially, as the hotel enjoys a distinctive private beach. The "Crystal Inn Hotel" is the first official operating hotel in the new city of Alamein, which enjoys accurate and continuous follow up by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who visited the city last year and was briefed on the progress of work . He also visited Almasa Hotel and witnessed the stages of implementation, also the president follows up the progress rate in the new city during his continuous meetings with the Prime Minister and the city officials

2020-10-15 17:54:31

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With investments of one trillion EGP, Egypt is making a miracle in the transportation sector.

    The Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, described the transportation network in Egypt as a "development vessel", reviewing the country's achievements in the file of transportation networks development and modernization over the past six years, explaining that Egypt was ranked the 118th in the world in the road quality index. Through years of work and development, it has ranked up 90 places, and is now the 28th in the world.   The state announced that the goal this time of developing the national road network and the transportation sector in general is not only to reduce densities within cities, but Egypt is preparing for a more ambitious plan that transfers development from eastern to western Egypt, to serve the national urban development plan for Egypt until the year of 2052, which aims to double The urban area of Egypt, a plan that needed vessels for development, as described by the Prime Minister   Egypt exceeded the implementation rates in a record, so what was scheduled to be completed in the year of 2027 as the first stage of the road development plan until the year of 2052, is about to be completed a few years after the beginning of implementation, and the state was actually able to plan and implement 7 thousand kilometers of new or upgraded roads, and the total of investments that are being implemented on the ground are 950 Billion EGP (Almost one trillion EGP), of which the state has already spent...

2020-11-05 13:05:49

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Shali is declared as a world heritage area

Location: Siwa Oasis - Western Desert – Egypt Architect : Ramez Azmy – Emad Farid   After nearly three continuous years of work to restore the ancient buildings and monuments of the ancient city of "Shali" in the Siwa Oasis, the city is currently ready to receive the ministers of tourism, antiquities, planning and international cooperation, in addition to about 20 ambassadors of European countries, to declare it as a world heritage area. The history of the restored ancient city dates back to the ancient Egyptians, as it contains the Temple of Amun. Then came Alexander the Great, who visited the temple for worship and declared himself the son of Amun, knowing the importance of that god to the Egyptians. As for the ruins of the ancient fortress of Shali, it was constructed from a material known as kershif, a mixture of salt rocks from salt lakes of the region and clay, between the 12th - 13th centuries to protect the inhabitants from Bedouin attacks in the desert. The governorate had concluded a protocol for the revival and restoration of the old village in 2018 with funding from the European Union.  There were about 300 workers from the oasis participating in the restoration of the ancient village, built entirely from the material known as kershif, palm pillars and olive trees. The roads between the abandoned houses were also revived and the rundown walls were raised to a height of 18 meters to restore the villa...

2020-12-17 15:42:33

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The Engineering Export Council of Egypt: Qualifying 30 new companies for export, funded by the Central Bank of Egypt.

The Engineering Export Council of Egypt has announced the qualification of 30 small and medium-size Egyptian companies in the engineering industries sector, as part of the "Nile Pioneers" initiative, funded by the Central Bank of Egypt, and in coordination with Nile University. It includes the sectors of equipment, machinery, production lines, electric cables, electrical appliances and their components, car industries, spare parts, all complementary engineering industries, computer production, electronics, metal forming, metal furniture, health equipment, and all medical and health devices. The Export Council added in a statement on Thursday, that the qualification program of new companies aims to build the capabilities of companies in the areas of production development, thus seeking to introduce new companies in the field of exportation, upgrade the Egyptian export system, and enhance the presence of Egyptian companies in global markets. The council’s statement indicated that the new program is entitled “Innovate to grow your business”. It includes training courses to develop production and improve its efficiency, develop supply chain management, and electronic marketing of products in order to increase the capabilities of factories locally and support them to penetrate new markets. The Export Council indicated that the training program will be implemented in three phases: the first is based on building the capabilities of compan...

2020-11-12 15:54:59

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Development works for the historic Egyptian Postal Museum building at Al-Ataba

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly,  Egyptian Prime Minister, inspected the development and rehabilitation works of the historic Egyptian Postal Museum building in the Ataba area in central Cairo. He was accompanied by Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, Governor of Cairo, Eng. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications for Institutional Development Affairs, Eng. Raafat Hindi, Deputy Minister of Communications for Infrastructure Affairs, and Dr. Sherif Farouk, Chairman of the Board of Directors (COB) of the National Post Authority. The Prime Minister began his inspection tour of the museum, confirming that Egypt has one of the oldest postal establishments in the world, pointing out that with the successive developments in the role of post and the huge shift in the number of the available services it performs, it has become imperative that we must not forget the long history of this  prestigious institution, thanking all those involved in the restoration and development works of the building, to appear in this impressive image.   Dr. Mostafa Madbouly emphasized that this museum will be a real addition to the Egyptian students, to enrich their information about the history of communications and mail in Egypt, so that they will know more through the exhibits and collections about the history of their country through different ages. The Minister of Communications and Information Technology...

2020-11-12 16:21:28

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Shaker Inaugurates Siemens Energy Service Center and the Egyptian German Academy for Technical Training at SC Zone

Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of   Siemens Energy Service Center and the Egyptian German Academy for Technical Training, in the presence of Staff Major General / Abdel Mageed Saqr, Governor of Suez, Mr. Joe Kaiser, CEO of the German Siemens AG, representatives of Siemens and Mr. Ufa Jilin, the first advisor and head of the German development cooperation mission in Egypt, and the engineer Dr. Magdy Galal, Chairman of the Egyptian Gas Holding Company on behalf of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and a number of leaders of the electricity sector. The service center combines a repair center, a tooling center and spare-parts warehouse, along with the Egyptian German Technical, which will serve as a hub for vocational training.   Dr. Shaker expressed his gratitude for participating in a new achievement of the German company Siemens in Egypt. This was  added to the fruitful and constructive cooperation that the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has witnessed with the Siemens company for decades, which culminated with success in the joint cooperation between the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Siemens and the Egyptian partners by establishing 3 gigantic power stations with a capacity of 14.4 GW, representing an addition to the Egyptian national grid about 25% of its capacity  which was accomplished in an unprecedented period...

2020-11-12 16:37:07

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Al-Mashat: Egypt secures $7.3bn in development financing within 10 months

Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation has succeeded in concluding agreements in 2020 worth $7.3 bn for various priority sectors, Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat announced. The agreements come as part of the Ministry of International Cooperation’s efforts to strengthen economic relations with multilateral and bilateral development partners during the period from Jan. to Oct., 2020. These have been put in place to meet Egypt’s development financing needs, in accordance with the priorities of the National Agenda 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Minister Al-Mashat said that her ministry has been committed to charting the progress towards the SDGs as the world enters into a “decade of action and delivery”. This includes redesigning development finance to ensure dedication to sustainable development and to collectively achieve the National 2030 Agenda. The Minister of International Cooperation indicated that the year 2020 was an exceptional for all countries of the world due to the Coronavirus crisis that has its negative impacts on development plans, so that multilateral cooperation becomes the hallmark of this year to enable countries to complete their development plans and move forward towards implementing the sustainable development goals of 2030 .  Details of the development finance portfolio: The Minister of International Cooperation clarified that, based on the importance of...

2020-11-19 15:21:05

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Training 137 Yemeni cadres in the technical and administrative fields of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company

Under the auspices of His Excellency the Ministers of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Egypt and Yemen, the activities of the first training courses have been started within a package of seven consecutive remote training programs for 137 Yemeni cadres in technical and administrative fields. The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company will implement these training courses within the framework of the interest that the electricity & energy sector pays to build and prepare cadres. These programs are of utmost importance in order to consolidate and strengthen relations between the two countries and reach a real partnership to achieve mutual benefits and the desired goals. The trainees transfer the knowledge and skills they acquired from the training programs to achieve maximum benefit and improve the current situation of the electricity sector in their country. It is worth noting that from the beginning of 2003 until now, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has trained 8,335 trainees from African and Arab Asian countries in all fields of electricity and energy (generation / transmission / distribution / renewable energy / administrative / financial / computer).

2020-11-19 15:25:14

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Chairman of the Investment Authority discusses with the Sudanese Ambassador ways to enhance mutual investment between Egypt and Sudan

Counselor Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), held a meeting with Ambassador Mohamed Elias, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan in Egypt, to discuss aspects of cooperation to increase mutual investments between the two countries.  (GAFI) CEO stressed the consensus of visions on areas of common interest between the two sides, including encouraging businessmen communities in the two countries to establish joint development projects in Egypt and Sudan in a way that would contribute to increasing the volume of Egyptian investments in Sudan. The meeting witnessed the two sides' agreement that the Investment Authority would provide technical support to the Sudanese side in the field of preparing and promoting investment opportunities and preparing the legislative environment in Sudan, as well as reviewing priority investment opportunities for the Sudanese side in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing industries, medicines, animal production, sugar industry, and real estate development. The ambassador of the Republic of Sudan praised the brotherly relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of increasing cooperation in all fields to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly countries. He also welcomed the investment authority's support for Sudanese investments in Egypt and the technical assistance provided by the authority to facilitate the investment climate in Sudan.

2020-11-19 15:25:46

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Engineers Syndicate in Alexandria holds a symposium on the Construction Industry and Building Information Technology

The Syndicate of Engineers in Alexandria, headed by Dr. Mohammed Hisham Saoudi, and the Industry and Energy Committee headed by Dr. Hassan Lotfy, organized a seminar entitled "The Construction Industry and Building Information Modeling Technology (BIM") on Thursday, 19 November at the Syndicate's Conference Hall. The Syndicate indicated, in a statement today, that Dr. Shaima Ashour, Engineer Islam Khalil, Engineer Salim Badawy and Engineer Moataz Ehab, who are BIM technology experts, delivered lectures at the symposium. Dr. Hassan Lotfy, head of the Industry and Energy Committee at the Syndicate of Engineers in Alexandria, said that the meeting dealt with the construction industry and the uses of building information modeling technology and discussed how to start applying the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology in the Egyptian construction industry.  He also discussed the use of BIM technology in new smart cities in Egypt, its role in achieving sustainable buildings in the New Alamein City, and its impacts on smart engineering education, in addition to addressing the importance of BIM technology for construction and architectural, electrical and mechanical engineers. He indicated that the meeting will present ten important information and elements about (BIM) technology, as well as the Egyptian code for (BIM) technology.

2020-11-19 16:09:02

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Egyptian Sovereign Fund and Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC Zone) ink a $ 10 bn deal to establish the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co (NERIC)

Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala El-Saeed, and Minister of Transport, Kamel El-Wazir, witnessed the signing of a new contract for establishing the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co. (NERIC) in East Port Said. Investments of this company are expected to reach $10 billion over the coming 10 years according to a statement on Tuesday. The agreement was signed by the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) and the Soverign Fund of Egypt with several private-sector companies, including Samcrete Investments Holding, Hassan Allam Holding, Orascom Construction, and Connect Information Technology, on the sidelines of the third edition of the Smart Transportation and Logistics Fair and Forum for the Middle East and Africa (Trans MEA 2020). The project aims at localizing the production of locomotives in Egypt to meet the country’s demand and increase its exports.  The investment cost of the first phase of the project is estimated at EGP 2.8 billion, while the second phase, which will be implemented over the next 10 years, is expected to have an investment cost of about EGP 3 billion. The rehabilitation factory is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021, while the metro cars factory is projected to begin its operations by Q4-22. The project aims to deepen and settle the railway industry in Egypt, especially the mobile units with electric traction, in order to secure the requirement...

2020-11-26 14:22:18

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Development funding from the EBRD, Germany and Saudi Arabia for Egyptian projects

The German government-run agencies and institutions will pump €132.8 million into 11 projects in Egypt as part of round of bilateral cooperation negotiations between the Egyptian and German governments for the year 2021. This came during the bilateral round of talks, which was held this November virtually between the Egyptian and German governments, with the participation of 41 representatives from Egyptian ministries and government agencies, and 31 representatives from German governmental and development institutions. The funding will take the form of financial contributions and grants, Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation said in a statement. The projects to start next year cover a range of areas including technical and vocational education, encouraging employment, supporting the private sector, supporting the risk guarantee system, solid waste, promoting the effective use of water, reducing its loss in agriculture, and improving the framework for water management, drinking and sanitation. On the other hand, the Saudi Grant Management Committee's board has approved of financing projects in Egypt with a total fund of EGP 200 million, which is allocated to financing small, medium-sized and micro-sized enterprises. Under the new facility, the ABE (Bank of Alexandria) will obtain EGP 100 million to finance the digital transformation and handicrafts programs for small, medium-sized and micro-sized enterprises. The Minister of International Coope...

2020-11-26 14:37:13

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Khaled Batal, Iraqi Minister of Planning: "We seek to benefit from Egypt's experience in the field of housing"

Dr. Khaled Batal, Minister of Planning and Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, said that Iraq seeks to benefit from the Egyptian experience in several areas, including infrastructure projects, social housing, planning, capacity building, electricity, health and medicine. Batal added that Iraq is also seeking to benefit from the Egyptian experience in enhancing human resources in order to raise the skills of Iraqi youth and qualify them for the labor market, and also to launch databases, which are a pivotal factor for development plans, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation on Friday. This came during a session of bilateral talks between Batal and Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, within the activities of the preparatory meeting at the ministerial level, for the joint Egyptian-Iraqi High Committee, today in Baghdad, in the presence of Alaa Moussa, the Egyptian ambassador to Iraq, Ahmed Nayef Al-Dulaimi, the Iraqi ambassador to Egypt, and a number of officials from both countries.

2020-11-29 09:18:33

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Within the framework of Egypt's digital strategy, two deputy ministers of housing and communications participate in the ceremony of handing over (PMP) certificates

Dr. Sayed Ismail, Deputy Minister of Housing for Infrastructure Affairs and Head of the Project Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry, and Dr. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, participated in the ceremony of handing over certificates for completing the Project Management Professional Course “PMP” as part of the Institutional Development and Capacity Building Program for the staff of the state's administrative body, which is a part of Egypt's digital strategy, carried out by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. At the beginning of the ceremony, Dr. Ghada Labib welcomed Dr. Sayed Ismail, and the trainees from the drinking water and sanitation facilities sector, and gave a presentation on Egypt's digital strategy and the various programs supported by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to build the capacity of workers in the state's administrative body. Dr. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, praised the outstanding performance of the training group throughout the training period and confirmed that coordination is currently underway to train another group of workers in the drinking water and sanitation facilities sector, in order to complete the institutional development process. For his part, Dr. Sayed Ismail thanked Dr. Ghada Labib for her role in achieving fruitful and constructive cooperation between the Min...

2020-11-26 14:31:27

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Rufiji Dam Egyptian Projects in the Heart of Africa

Stiegler's Gorge Dam, Rufiji Dam or Nyerere Dam are all different names for one of the largest dams in Africa that is currently being constructed on the Rufiji River in Tanzania with Egyptian arms, a joint venture implemented by a consortium made up of the Arab Contractors and the Elsewedy Electric. The consortium was awarded a tender to establish the hydropower dam on Tanzania's Rufiji River in 2018, provided that the project will be completed and the dam will be inaugurated in 2022. Tanzania Dam from Concept to Implementation The idea of constructing a dam on the Rufiji River in Tanzania dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The first study of the dam was conducted in 1940.This study envisaged building a small-sized dam to control floods in the area and protect the irrigation infrastructure.  However, by 1961 the FAO published a study that included the possibility of establishing a larger dam that aims to generate electricity and turn the area into an industrial environment in addition to controlling floods and providing irrigation and drinking water. After the independence of Tanganyika in 1961, President Nyerere saw the hydroelectric dams as an opportunity to develop Tanzania and a move towards industrialization with cheap electricity to get out of the economic crisis. This has prompted him to search for an external source to finance the dam. However, implementation did not take place due to the World Bank's refusal to...

2020-11-26 14:33:30

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'Phases' exhibition by Egyptian artist Fathi Afifi to open in Access Art Space

Access Art Space will launch its second exhibition Sunday, 29 November, hosting a solo show by Egyptian artist Fathi Afifi. Titled 'Phases', the exhibition will present the artist's newest paintings, inviting viewers to the new gallery that was founded within the premises of the former Townhouse Art Gallery. Born in Cairo in 1950, Afifi is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts. "Afifi's paintings are characterised by roughness in touches and heterogeneous colours. He often prefers to work in black and white, with scratching on a black surface," reveals the notes to one of Afifi's previous exhibitions. Opening its doors in September this year, Access Art Space is a relatively new player in the Cairo arts scene. Located in the former Townhouse Gallery premises, the new space is managed by the Townhouse team.

2020-11-26 14:48:39

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Final preparations for royal mummies procession

Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held a meeting with the company executing the process of transporting royal mummies from the current place of their display in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the place of their permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat. The process of transferring will take place in the midst of a majestic royal procession befitting the greatness of the ancestors and the unique heritage of Egyptian civilization. During the meeting, the executing company reviewed the scenario of the transportation process and the removal of the royal procession of mummies and all the artistic elements and decorations that will be implemented inside the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to receive the procession. The passage will take place at Tahrir Square, where the obelisk and the ram-headed sphinxes will be located in the most famous squares of the world, then it will go towards the Nile and then to the Museum of Civilization.The procession will include 22 cars in an ancient Egyptian style with horses, and war wheels similar to the old Egyptian war wheels were made, with musical pieces played, in addition to unifying the color of the buildings on the road by transporting mummies, so that the event will be directed in a world class manner, befitting the history of the ancient Egyptian civilization. This will also include the paintings and materials that will be used dur...

2020-12-05 09:29:54

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Egypt’s Arab Contractors receives Uganda’s best construction firm award

Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, said that the Arab Contractors Company will receive the award for the best contracting company in Uganda tomorrow, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Housing for National Projects and the Chairman and CEO of the company. This award is for the role of the company in implementing many of the developmental projects there which are distinguished by its execution according to the international standards in terms of quality and performance.. Dr. Assem El-Gazzar emphasized that this award reflects the strength of the Egyptian contracting companies and their ability to achieve successes inside and outside the country in the projects they implement.

2020-12-05 10:45:02

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The Museum of Modern Egyptian Art opens its doors to the public after its development

Minister of Culture: The necessity of maximizing the use of museums in consolidating the principles of patriotism Dr Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture inaugurated the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art after redeveloping and renewing its displaying system.The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts Sector, Dr. Hisham Azmy, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Culture, Dr. Magdy Saber, head of the Egyptian Opera House, Dr. Soad shawky, head of the Foreign cultural relations sector and an array of artists and media professionals. Abdel Dayem said that the reopening of the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art- one of the most important museums in the Arab world after renewing its displaying system- comes out of our belief in the importance and value of arts and their positive impact on building the Egyptian personality. She indicated that the display system includes presenting a panoramic picture of the creative works since the beginning of the twentieth century. On his part, Dr. Sorour said that the reopening of the museum represents an inspiring message of enlightenment confirming Egypt’s civilizational leadership.Thus; this museum adds new glory to the records of Egyptian plastic art. Sorour noted that the museum includes presenting the works of artists from 1887 to 1975, in addition to the works of contemporary artists. He explained that the museum has been closed since 2010 and was partially opened in 2014 and then clo...

2020-12-06 08:25:26

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Future cities in Egypt ... "New Rafah"

Construction continues in the new city of Rafah, the first Egyptian city on the eastern borders of Egypt. Eng. Mohamed Radwan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing, confirmed that the implementation of 43 new residential buildings from phase I has begun, bringing the total number of buildings to 84 (a ground floor + three floors) with a total of 1344 housing units, each of which has an area of 120 square meters, in addition to the construction of 7 service buildings and nurseries. He said that work is underway to extend the water and sanitary drainage networks at the public site in conjunction with coordination for the external utilities of the city as a whole, explaining that the implementation rate for 41 buildings is 95%, and added that the concrete works for 43 new buildings, and finishing works for the service buildings are underway. He stated that the feeding and sanitation works are underway for the general site of 41 buildings, and the main water line has been connected to feed the project. Coordination is also underway to implement the sewage treatment plant for the city. The city is located on an area of 536 acres on the Rafah-El-Arish international motor way at Al-Wefaq area. He clarified that the future will witness the construction of 626 modern buildings in the city, each building consisting of 4 floors each floor has four apartments, and the area of each apartment is 120 square meters, bringing the total number of units to 10016 housing units,...

2020-12-06 08:29:24

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Minister of Finance… in an open dialogue with Egyptian businessmen

Linking the Egyptian Tax, Customs and Real Estate Taxation Authorities electronically by the end of June 2022 Connecting all ports to an electronic platform by the end of next June Permanent joint committees at customs outlets to open containers and withdraw samples once Taking all the necessary measures to integrate the regulatory authorities ... and providing testing laboratories in each port Simplifying procedures, reducing the cost of goods and reducing the customs release time to less than three days The executive regulations of the customs law will be issued after its submission for dialogue with the business community Egypt is the first country in the Middle East to implement the electronic invoice system The meeting was attended by Eng. Ali Essa, COB of the Egyptian Businessmen Association, Eng. Magd El-Deen El-Manzalawi, Board of Directors' Member & Chairman of the Industry and Scientific Research Committee, Adel El-Lamai, Member of the Board of Directors & Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Eng. Khaled Hamza, Chairman of the Import and Customs Committee, and Dr. Farouk Nasser, Chairman of the Tourism and Civil Aviation Committee, Dr. Samir El-Naggar, member of the association & president of the Businessmen Association for Agricultural Production and Industrialization, and the Egyptian Seed Society, Eng. Muhannad Taha Khaled, member of the Egyptian Businessmen Association, Maged Ezz El-Din, member of the Egyptian Busine...

2020-12-06 08:30:50

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431 million EGP for supplying and installation of compensators at El-Owainat Main Transformer station

In continuation of the efforts and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s plan to strengthen the Egyptian transmission network, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, witnessed signing of a contract between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the Hitachi ABB for Power Grids for the supply and installation of Static Synchronous condenser- STATCOM devices. For the first time in the Egyptian grid at El-Owainat Main Transformer station on the high-voltage of 220 KV. In order to keep pace with the latest technologies to improve the performance of modern electrical networks in the world with a capacity of 200+ megafarad. The project aims to improve the grid’s performance and increase its reliability and stability in El-Owainat area to secure and improve the quality of electrical supply. The total value of the project is about 431 million EGP. The financing is done within the strategic projects of the Ministry of Electricity with an implementation period of about 18 months, starting from the date of signing the contract. Such actions come as a confirmation of the directives of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to strengthen the electrical grid in the various governorates of Egypt, and within the framework of the huge efforts made by the electricity and renewable energy sector to develop the electricity transmission grids in the various governorates of Egypt within the plan to raise the q...

2020-12-10 14:00:10

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Ministry of Environment announces completion of running the first 4 stations for real-time monitoring of water quality

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, announced that the Ministry, in cooperation with: the Public Authority for Fish Resources Development, the Police of Environment and Water Bodies, and the Environmental Affairs Department in Alexandria Governorate, announced that it has completed the installation and trial run of 4 stations for real-time monitoring of water quality in  Lake Mariout in the areas of Basin 5000, Basin 6000, El-Max pumps and the navigational link of El-Nubaria Canal. Dr. Yasmine Fouad confirmed that this comes in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Republic to raise the efficiency and development of the Egyptian lakes, and within the framework of implementing the Ministry of Environment's strategic plan to preserve water quality in Egypt, and in pursuit of the indicators and achieving targets of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, which includes in its framework periodic and real-time monitoring of water quality level. The Minister of Environment added that these stations are the first real-time monitoring stations to be installed and operated in the Egyptian lakes due to the importance of these water bodies in developing the water environment from an environmental, economic and developmental point of view, and these stations contribute to determining the amount and type of pollution, which helps in taking the necessary measures to deal immediat...

2020-12-10 14:15:36

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Social Solidarity a cooperation protocol with Helwan University (HU) to development informal settlements

Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, and Dr. Maged Negm, President of Helwan University, signed today, Tuesday, a joint cooperation protocol between the Ministry and Helwan University, in order to implement the plan for developing informal settlements, the environment and society at the university's headquarters. This protocol comes within the framework of the state's commitment to implement what was included in the constitution issued in 2014 regarding the development of a comprehensive national plan to confront the problem of informal settlements, re-planning, providing infrastructure and facilities, improving the lives of citizens and public health, taking care of the citizens with low-income, as well as developing dangerous and insecure informal areas, and paying attention to social dimensions for all citizens to lead a decent life. This protocol is considered as a documentation of a community partnership between the two parties that defines the tasks and responsibilities, each within the limits of its competence. This goes in confirmation of what is required by the conditions of the Egyptian society that places strong emphasis on building people, especially in informal areas to achieve sustainability and cope with Egypt Vision 2030. The Ministry of Solidarity is committed to activating the urgent interventions in the slums located within the scope of Helwan University's work, in addition to working on families living in these areas, an...

2020-12-10 14:27:40

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Minister of Tourism visits the Museum of Egypt’s Capitals in the New Administrative Capital

location: new capital owner : culture ministery Dr. Khaled El-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Major General Mohamed Amin, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Financial Affairs, inspected the Museum of Egypt's Capitals in the New Administrative Capital, to follow up on the latest developments in its work. Dr. Khaled El-Anani stressed the need to adhere to the schedule set in advance for the completion of the works in preparation for the imminent opening of the museum. The museum received a number of artifacts in the past few days; among them are two carpets, one of them made of wool, with a written text in the Persian language that reads: “Svazarh Kashan” and in the center is a red and paige mosque. As for the second carpet, it has floral and geometric motifs in navy and orange colors, bordered on the sides by two bands, and the square of the carpet has a serrated camel in the center, from which floral and geometric shapes emerge. In addition to ceramic pieces that simulate the patterns of daily life from the decorations and motifs of the ancient Egyptian, and a bronze bust of Khedive Ismail, which enriches the section dedicated to displaying Islamic and Khedivial Cairo and daily life in this era. It is worth noting that the Museum of Egypt’s Capitals narrates the history of the Egyptian capitals through different ages, as it consists of a main hall in which the relics of a number of ancient and modern Eg...

2020-12-10 14:53:32

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Establishing 14 new community universities and starting implementing 8 as an urgent stage

Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting to follow up the procedures for expanding establishment of community universities in the presence of Mr. Tariq Amer, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Hala El-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, and Dr. Ayman Ashour, Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research Affairs. The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research explained that it is possible to reach about 14 community universities during the coming period, pointing out that it has been agreed to start with 8 universities as an urgent stage, where the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces will immediately start implementing the work of this stage. During the meeting, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar gave a presentation on the vision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in establishing community universities with while benefiting from public universities, indicating that the goal of establishing these universities is to achieve integration between mother universities and community universities, in pursuit of the vision of higher education 2030, adding that work is being done to link universities with economic activities and the labor market in every province, in the fields of agriculture, industry and mining, tourism, commerce and logistical services, and construction....

2020-12-14 07:40:38

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The giant Ghaydah power station lights Egypt from Beni Suef

In fewer than 30 months, with the participation of 7,000 workers from 50 companies, 4,800 Megawatts are launched from the giant power station of Ghayadah in Beni Suef Governorate, contributing with about 20% of the electricity production in Egypt. And 30 kilometers south of the city of Beni Suef and about 150 Kilometers from the capital, Cairo, electricity turbines touch the sky of the city of Baba, south of Beni Suef Governorate. Over the course of 2 years from the completion of the entire construction of the station, the turbines for electricity production light up the sky of Egypt, among the largest three electricity production stations in Egypt. One of the station's engineers confirmed that the work on the station has lasted 30 months until the station came into light, indicating that the station with a capacity of 4,800 Megawatts, which was added to the national electricity grid in two phases: the first was at the end of 2016, the second phase was in early 2018, indicating that the station was built on an area of 85 acres. One of the engineers working at the station since its foundation added that the area was a rocky mountainous area, indicating that one million and 700 thousand cubic meters of stone had been removed, and the soil had been re-replaced by about one million and 500 thousand cubic meters of sand. One of the plant’s installation engineer confirmed: work inside the project began with civil works, followed by the mechanical and electr...

2020-12-14 13:14:11

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Egypt to possess the first smart electricity grid in the Middle East

Dr. Ayman Hamza, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, affirmed that the state seeks to own the first smart electricity grid in the Middle East, and the agreements concluded by the ministry have a very great benefit for the citizen with regard to recurring electrical faults, in addition to not needing the electrical human element to locate the malfunction or something like that, because the whole system is going to be smart electronic. The Ministry of Electricity spokesman said that the state’s project to establish and develop El-Helmeya sector control center in cooperation with JICA at a total cost of 90 million USD, which is one of the very important projects and steps for the state to shift from the traditional grid to the smart grid, pointing out that the networks have been improved in more than 47 electricity centers, at the governorates level. He added that the ministry is about to sign other agreements with JICA to develop and improve 4 control centers for electricity, including El-Helmeya Center, and the agreements also include the installation of about 490,000 smart meters, in addition to two control centers in Alexandria to install 300,000 smart meters, in addition to the North Delta Company in Damietta, to install about 175,000 meters, at a cost of 226 million USD.

2020-12-17 13:46:05

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Egypt offers its support to develop the electricity sector in Yemen and trained 167 Yemeni technicians

Ahmed Farouk Ambassador of The Egyptian Arabic Republic, THE Non-resident of the sisterly Republic of Yemen. Met, the Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Energy, Muhammad Abdullah Al-Anani Where they discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries in the field of electricity and the forms of support that Egypt can provide to Yemen to help develop this vital sector The Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Energy thanked Egypt for its online training courses for Yemeni cadres during the past two months, have benefited 167 trainees from the Public Electricity Corporation The Egyptian ambassador affirmed Egypt's steadfast support for Yemen in various fields, foremost of which is the electricity sector

2020-12-17 10:44:22

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Prime minister follows up the plans for restoration and development of "Islamic Cairo".

Development of a number of squares in Islamic Cairo is underway, similar to what was done in Tahrir Square The head of the advisory office of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces presented a report on the studies for the start of development of El-Imam El-Hussein Mosque and the surrounding area in old Cairo, similar to what was done in the El-Sayeda Zeinab meadow project, where he explained that the necessary measures are being taken to develop residential areas before starting the development of archaeological and heritage buildings. He pointed out that proposals have been prepared for each area that is required to be rehabilitated and restored in the El-Hussein area, such as Kafr El-Tameen, which includes Umm El-Ghulam Street, Qasr El-Shouq Street, and Kafr El-Zaghary Street, from the entrance to Al-Azhar Street leading to Sayed El-Dakhli lane, and from there north to the rest of the region.  In addition to Khan El-Hussein for handicrafts, this in addition to developing Darb El-Labbana area, and this project includes creating an educational and cultural path in this area, as well as recreational and commercial activities, housing, tourism, and community services, as well as the urban rehabilitation of Bab Zuweila and Al-Hakim bi Amr Allah and Bab El-Wazir Street. He also presented a report on the position of the area before the development, the proposals that are currently being discussed regarding the development of this prominent...

2020-12-17 12:55:05

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Ministers of Transport in Egypt and France Witness the Signing of Cairo Metro Line1 Renovation Agreement

Lt General / Kamel El-Wazir , Egyptian Transport Minister, and his French counterpart, Mr. Jean-Baptiste, witnessed the signing of the executive agreement for the loan presented by the French Development Agency " Agence Française de Développement" (AFD) to finance the development and rehabilitation works of the 1st Metro Line worth €50 million. The agreement was signed by Dr. Essam Wali, head of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), Mr. Fabio Grazi, Director of the French Agency office in Cairo, and the French ambassador in Cairo, Mr. Stéphane Romatet. The Minister of Transport emphasized the depth of relations between Egypt and France and the historical and current fruitful cooperation in the field of transport, as a number of joint projects and contracts are being implemented, the most important of which is the implementation of the third phase of the third line of the metro, which is implemented by the alliance (French Vinci / Orascom / Arab Contractors) as well as the signing of a managemet, operation and maintenance contract of the third metro line (Cairo University - Imbaba - Abbasiya - Adly Mansour) between the National Tunnels Authority and the French RATP DEV company, pointing out that he is looking forward to more fruitful cooperation with French companies in all areas of transportation. The Minister revealed that the purpose of the project is to renovate and modernize the Cairo Metro Line 44km from North to South ac...

2020-12-17 12:49:55

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A unique Egyptian experiment in eliminating unplanned areas

Egypt achieved a remarkable achievement with a global certification. Implementation of 165 thousand units and development of 298 areas at a cost of 41 billion pounds... Asmarat, Bashir Al-Khair and the ahalinna project and Tal al-aqarab achievements on the ground The Egyptian state placed the elimination of unplanned areas as its top priority, where Egypt was able in a record time to achieve an achievement, in a report broadcast by the channel "Afrika News" stated, that the Egyptian government announced an ambitious project to transfer its citizens living in unplanned areas There are an estimated 351 unplanned areas in the Egyptian capital, which officials consider unsafe for its residents, and as a result, more than 800,000 unplanned residents will eventually be relocated, in high-rise buildings such as those found in the "Long Live Egypt" project in Cairo. 165,958 housing units were implemented, 298 dangerous areas were developed, at a cost of EGP 41 billion, Tel al-aqarab area, ahalina project, Bashayer Al-Khobar project, Asmarat project, and 74,927 other units were implemented in 59 areas are being developed at a cost of EGP 22 billion. The Egyptian experience in eliminating unplanned areas drew the attention of the international community; there are a number of foreign and Chinese sites that shed light on Egyptian efforts in this regard, where cgtn reported that Egypt is steadily eliminating unplanned and unsafe areas. Almashareq s...

2020-12-31 12:10:50

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Telecom Egypt, Google sign agreement to provide secure international services to Europe

Telecom Egypt and Google International signed an agreement by which the latter will provide transit services at the level of Internet protocols (IP Layer) through the Egyptian terrestrial international communications network. Under the agreement, Google will obtain international capacities for Europe through the TE North submarine cable system owned by Telecom Egypt. Telecom Egypt will provide the highest levels of protection for Google's data traffic through submarine cable landing stations in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea as the Egyptian network will redirect private international data traffic of Google from one path to another with high flexibility and an interchangeable high speed with a routing time not exceeding 50 milliseconds.In addition, Telecom Egypt will provide the highest levels of availability for Google's international transactional traffic with its SLA portal. Mark Sokol, Senior Director of EMEA Infrastructure at Google Cloud, said: “We are pleased to have signed this agreement with Telecom Egypt, as it will enhance Google’s global network resilience via Egypt and we look forward to a continued mutually beneficial engagement.”

2021-01-09 15:23:34

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On a tour inside "El-Galala City", construction began four years ago and opening will be soon

The new city of Galala, a far-fetched dream that has finally become a tangible reality, is the result of the continuous effort of the honorable Egyptian cadres, who worked day and night to see a magical global city with a coastal spirit in Egypt. The project is considered one of the most important mega national projects that combine the charm of natural sceneries and global components, as the project includes a tourist resort, a city with integrated services, in addition to the Ain Sokhna-Zafarana Road, which crosses the Galala Mountain, thus becoming a project of historical, cultural and strategic value. The new City of Galala is one of the major projects supervised by the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The project is one of 253 important national projects in the Egyptian governorates. It is located on the highest mount plateau in the Red Sea area between Ain Sokhna and Zafarana. The plateau sits over 770 meters above sea level at its highest elevation. The main road of the project starts from Wadi Hagoul area and is linked to the new Beni Suef / Zaafarana road with a length of 160 km and connects between Beni Suef and Zaafarana. The length of the main Galala Plateau Road is about 82 kilometers on both sides while the speed allowed for the cars is 120 km/h. The road is divided into three lanes that are secured from the risks of accidents by logistics, interior boards, instructions, planning, and flood risks. There are many services on th...

2021-01-09 15:24:33

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During Al-Ahram's symposium for strategic studies, Shaker affirms the energy sector seeks sustainable development

Engineer Muhammad Shaker, Minister of Electricity, affirmed that energy is the main pillar for bringing about comprehensive development in all communities. It's the development vein in various fields of economic and social life, as it is considered a critical issue for restoring macroeconomic stability and strengthening foreign exchange reserves.  Energy is one of the most important pillars of the Egyptian national security, as comprehensive sustainable development plans in all fields are linked to the state's ability to provide the energy resources needed to implement these plans. Consequently, the state strives to preserve energy resources and maximize their utilization. He pointed out that the state has set Egypt's vision 2030, with a view to making Egypt ranks among the developed countries in the world, by doubling the urban area to accommodate the expected large population increase. This includes handling the problems resulting from the increase in population densities in many cities, through implementing a group of mega-national projects, whether new cities projects, agricultural reclamation, giant electric power plants, sea water desalination projects, sewage and agricultural wastewater treatment, main and motorway projects, and providing all these projects with all fundamental utilities and infrastructure. He also added that despite the great challenges that Egypt faced in providing energy to the local market during a previous stage, the...

2021-01-09 19:21:37

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Al Ahly for Real Estate Development "Sabbour" in alliance with "Founders" undertakes sales operations and development plans for Gardenia City project

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr have announced the launch of their new real estate project, Gardenia City, which has received investments amounting to EGP 26bn.  Al Ahly "Sabbour" in alliance with "Founders", a subsidiary of Hyde Park Development, is responsible for sales operations and the development of marketing plans for the project. Hisham Okasha, Chairperson of the NBE, said that in launching the project, the bank aims to provide high-quality housing complexes, including units that meet the needs of a large segment of customers. Ahmed Sabour, CEO of Al Ahly for Real Estate Development Company, said that the consortium between Al Ahly "Sabbour" and Hyde Park Real Estate Development will represent a momentum or rather a major boost to the real estate market. He added that the project is one of the largest real estate projects in Egypt. It includes fully finished units ready for delivery for the first time in the domestic real estate market.  NBE Vice-Chairperson, Yehia Aboul Fotouh, said that the total investment in the project exceeds EGP 26bn. He noted that the project meets all the conditions set out by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) initiative for real estate financing, which provides citizens with comfortable payment methods of up to 20 years. Akef Al-Maghreby, Banque Misr (BM) Vice- Chairperson, said that the project is built on an area of 513 feddans, and the buildings occupy only 20% of the t...

2021-02-02 14:59:26

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A Living Pedestrian Bridge over the Nile River Five Egyptian Architects Win the First Place of "Tamayouz" Excellence Award 2020

Written by: Ali Dagher Tamayouz Excellence Award has announced the winners of its Rifat Chadirji Prize 2020, an annual thematic prize named after the prolific Iraqi architect and academic Dr. Rifat Chadirji. The first-place winner for the Rifat Chadirji Prize 2020 and the People’s Choice Award is a team of five from Cairo, Egypt: Ali Khaled Elewa, Mostafa Ahmed Zakaria, Sherif Khaled Abdel khalek, Ebtisam Mohamed Ahmed Elgizawy and Hoda Essam Abdelmawla. The winning team was selected out of 177 submissions from 42 countries received this year. The second prize goes to a team of four comprising members from both the US and Iraq. And third place goes to a team of three from Istanbul, Turkey. Part of Tamayouz’s seven-category awards programme, the prize this year was themed ‘A living pedestrian bridge over the Nile’ and sought proposals for a bridge that connected Tahrir Square area (East Bank) to Zamalek area (West Bank) in Cairo.   Human and Place Bias The Egyptian architect, Ebtisam Elgizawy, one of the award-winning team, recalls the beginnings of the design work, explaining that choosing the competition site in Egypt was one of the pillars that helped her team win the award. She says: "We started planning the design by being at the site of the proposed bridge, and we conducted several interviews with a large number of visitors to the place, as well as vendors and photographers, and we listened to everyone who...

2021-03-02 09:54:36

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Aton Holding acquires Pharos for portfolio formation and asset management

Eng. Mahmoud Lashin, Vice Chairman of "Aton Holding" for Financial Investments, revealed that it had acquired the "Pharos Asset Management" company as the company's first investment operation in the local market. «Aton Holding» is a financial investment company newly established in the local market four months ago, and subject to the rules and laws regulating the General Authority for Financial Supervision, and its board of directors is chaired by businessman Tamer Wageh, and a number of Egyptian investors, including Mahmoud Lasheen, Vice Chairman,  Mustafa Attia, Hazem El-Far, and Hashem Ghoneim. Lashin said that the acquisition of "Pharos Asset Management" took place only two weeks ago, explaining that the Pharos Fund Company, the owner of the Pharos Fund I designated for investing in shares in the local market, was also acquired. He refused to disclose the value of the deal due to the agreements signed with the seller. The transaction marks the first for Aton, which plans to raise Pharos Fund I's assets under management (AUM) to EGP 500 mn in one year before hitting EGP 2 bn in 2022. He added that Aton has already added over EGP 120 mn to the asset management firm's portfolio following the acquisition. He pointed out that one of the reasons for this increase was the participation of "Pharos" in managing the shares of Arab and foreign investors in the "Al-Safwa Specialized Hospital"...

2021-03-03 09:48:42

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Sisi reviews the details of the “New Delta" national project, with an area of one million feddans

During the meeting of Mr. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi with Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Mr. El- Sayed Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Urban Planning, Major General Mustafa Amin, Director General of the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO), and Staff Major General,  Ehab El Far, Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged immediate implementation of a new developmental project, dubbed ‘New Delta’, as part of the state’s efforts to form modern agricultural and urban complexes, a statement by the Egyptian Presidency said. During the meeting, El-Sisi was briefed on the studies made by research teams from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service Products Organization, and academic authorities on the land allocated for the project. These studies have proven that the land of the project is fit for agricultural reclamation, in the framework of the mega- national project "New Delta" with an area of one million agricultural feddans, which includes within its scope the "Future of Egypt" project for agricultural production. The mega project, due to be implemented over 100 million feddans, also includes ‘the Future of Egypt’ project for agricultural production, Presidential Spokesman said. The project serves the state’s s...

2021-05-05 14:27:26

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Arch. Hisham El Sergany: Commercial Director of EGYBEL We started with the slogan "No Way to Compare", and thanks to our unmatched quality, we undertook some of the largest Egyptian projects

Arch. Hisham El Sergany, Commercial Director of EGYBEL: We started with the slogan "No Way to Compare", and thanks to our unmatched quality, we undertook some of the largest Egyptian projects. Fortunately, the current projects are concerned with quality as a prerequisite for implementation. interview : Ali Dagher The urban system is, without a doubt, built on the unbreakable partnership between the architectural industries and their building materials. The superior and diverse production of the materials involved in the construction industry is a vital tool to truly showing architectural and engineering creativity. In addition to this, the architectural industries, in general, are the main driver for most economic activities, thanks to the investments accompanying them as well as the size of the manpower and job opportunities they provide. The industry of aluminum facades for buildings is one of the most important industries of modern building materials. So, modern architectural trends and aesthetic appearance of buildings cannot be completed without the use of aluminum and glass facade systems, in addition to all door and window systems. This industry has grown and developed significantly, thanks to a group of investors who lead the evolution of construction in Egypt. EGYBEL comes on top of these companies with a relatively early start, as its production began in 1989 and has since developed significantly and occupied an advanced position among t...

2021-05-05 14:41:20

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