Egypt's PM discusses cooperation with Bechtel officials in Cairo on Sunday (Photo: Egyptian Cabinet)
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly discussed on Sunday cooperation with Bechtel’s Infrastructure Global Business United President Shaun Kenny, the Egyptian cabinet said.
According to the statement issued by the cabinet in the meeting, PM Madbouly stated that there were several projects conducted or currently implemented in Egypt in cooperation with American companies like the Petrochemical complex in Ain Sokhna area.
Madbouly discussed with Bechtel’s officials means of cooperation suggested by them, including cooperation in the sixth Metro line and managing new cities.
He also added that he welcomed cooperation with Bechtel in constructing the sixth line of the Metro.
The PM also stated that Egyptian construction companies have gained huge expertise in the past period that can make companies like Bechtel depend on them in implementing megaprojects, adding that the Egyptian state is currently localising industry and technology while getting the benefit of foreign expertise in technology.
From his side, Shaun Kenny expressed his happiness to be in Egypt for the first time, expressing his enthusiasm to work with the Egyptian government on megaprojects that are currently being implemented, chiefly the sixth line of the metro.
The president of Bechtel’s infrastructure global business unit stressed that this would be a start to expand cooperation between the government and his company during the upcoming period, especially cooperation in the field of managing new cities.
Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar , Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir, and US Ambassador to Cairo Jonathen Cohen attended the meeting.