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CAIRO, Sept 9, 2018 - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday met the Italian Ambassador in Cairo, Giampaolo Cantini, at the ministry's headquarters.
The two senior officials discussed how to boost scientific co-operation between Egypt and Italy.
Minister Abdel Ghaffar praised the exemplary relations binding the two countries.
He confirmed that Egypt was keen on continuing the implementation of joint scientific projects, as part of the executive programme for scientific, educational and cultural co-operation between Egypt and Italy.
The two officials also discussed how Egyptian universities could benefit from Italian expertise.
They discussed the progress of construction work on the Egyptian-Italian University in the New Administrative Capital.
During the meeting, the arrangements for Minister Abdel Ghaffar's visit to Italy were discussed, where the minister is due to meet the Italian minister of higher education and to visit several Italian universities.
Ambassador Cantini confirmed that his country was keen on pushing relations with Egypt towards new horizons. He described relations between the two countries as firm and distinctive at every level.
In another development, Minister Abdel Ghaffar met the Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Abdelkader Dandati, to review ways of strengthening co-operation between the Egyptian and Nigerian universities.
During the meeting, the minister confirmed Egypt’s keenness on boosting co-operation with African countries and on providing all the support required by students coming from all over Africa to study at the Egyptian universities.
He praised the ties between Egypt and Nigeria in all fields, especially the educational, scientific and cultural ones.
Minister Abdel Ghaffar said that Egypt was ready to provide all the support needed to upgrade educational institutions in Nigeria, with the aim of contributing to the development process in the country. He added that his ministry was willing to send Egyptian professors to teach at Nigerian universities.
The Nigerian ambassador in Cairo praised the role being played by Egypt in supporting Africa in various fields.

CAIRO, August 25, 2018 (MENA) - Prime Minister and Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouli on Saturday said that building of the new residential district of New Garden City in the New Administrative Capital has started.

The new district is built on an area of 1,000 feddans, he added in a statement issued by the Ministry of Housing.

The district will house 23,000 residential units including apartments and villas, he added.

The buildings of the new district will be on the old French style similar to the architectural styles of many buildings of Downtown Cairo, he pointed out.

The district will house also a five-star hotel, he added.

CAIRO, August 3, 2018 (MENA) – A new airport, larger than Cairo International Airport, will be established in the New Administrative Capital, Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Yunis el Masri said late Thursday.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has agreed on the airport establishment, el Masri said.

Equipped with all the means of comfort for the passengers and travelers, the new airport is expected to enjoy more traffic than Cairo International Airport due its picked location, linking the other governorates, near to the new capital.

The minister said that the Civil Aviation Ministry revenues increased by LE four billions in less than 1.5 months due to lowering expenses and resources governance.

This happened only in 39 days since the decisions were taken, he added.

The minister also pointed out that securing airports in the current phase is top priority, adding that coordination is continuously underway with the Interior Ministry as per the external and internal security of the airports.

The minister also said he has recently made tours of Cairo International Airport to get posted on any hardships that might face the passengers, asserting that coordination with the interior minister is being carried out daily to settle any problems.

He also praised recent security measures which could give a message of assurance to Egypt's guests.

CAIRO, July 24, 2018 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi Tuesday praised efforts by Siemens Company to develop Egypt's electricity networks and implement all projects on time.

In remarks he made during the inauguration of a number of power projects in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Sueif and Kafr El Sheikh's El Borollos, President Sisi said the company raised the operation efficiency in temperatures higher than the standard usually stated in contracts. The company raised the operation temperature to 45 degrees instead of the usual 15 to cope with the high temperature in Egypt, the president said.

"I do not want to confine the role of Siemens and focus on just this point. In fact, the company responded to all our demands particularly as regards timing, which was our biggest challenge, and cost," the president added.

The president thanked Siemens in the name of all the Egyptians and the Egyptian state for its efforts and its response to Egyptian demands. "This was unprecedented," he said.

CAIRO, July 24, 2018 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived at the New Administrative Capital Tuesday to inaugurate a number of mega electricity projects across Egypt.

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker and Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki received Sisi upon arrival at the venue of the inauguration ceremony.

Sisi is set to open three huge power plants, the most advanced worldwide, in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Sweif and Borolos.

Implemented by Siemens, the plants should produce a total of 14,400 megawatts, adding 50 percent to the current national electricity network.

Sisi will also inaugurate a wind power generation station, Gabal el Zeit, the biggest worldwide.

CAIRO, July 11, 2018 (MENA) - Prime Minister and Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouli said several ministerial decisions were issued over the past three weeks to approve designs of seven new projects in the New Administrative Capital, some 50 km east of the capital Cairo.

The new projects covering 1,057 feddans, will be set up in the first stage of the New Administrative Capital, Madbouli said in a statement by the Housing Ministry on Wednesday.

The new projects will provide more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs and will push forward the development process in the new capital, he added.

Meanwhile, dealing with development projects in October 6 City, Prime Minister Madbouli pointed out that total investments spent by the city council on development projects in 2017/2018 fiscal year hit LE 6.9 billion.

The initial plan in this regard stood at LE 5.7 billion, he said, adding that this means that investments surpassed the planned funding by LE 1.2 billion pounds.

These investments are channeled to projects in the sectors of sanitary drainage, water, roads, electricity, low-cost housing and telecommunication, he added. 

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