UAE provides education, transportation projects in Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Aug 2015

Egypt and the UAE signed four protocols on Tuesday for the delivery of development projects in Egypt carried out by the Gulf state in the fields of education, transportation, and health, state news agency MENA reported.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab witnessed the signing of the deals.

The projects include 100 schools established across rural and remote areas in 17 governorates at a cost of LE550 million (approximately $72 million).

The deals, funded by a UAE grant worth $4.9 billion and aimed at providing 900,000 job opportunities, also include the delivery of 600 public transportation buses, 78 nationwide medical facilities, as well as the development of four rail crossings.

"We are pleased to have delivered these projects in line with the timeframe and objectives to provide positive economic and social solutions," UAE Minister of State and Head of the UAE/Egypt Liason Office in Egypt, Sultan Ahmed Al-Gaber, was quoted by MENA as saying.

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