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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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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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Three major universities in the new city of Alamein and four colleges starting in 2020

As part of the state's plans to make the new city of Alamein an attractive city for stable housing, the higher education sector was among the state’s highest priorities in planning the city, so Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education, announced the progress of work in three major universities that are being established, which opened some of their colleges during the 2020 academic year.                           Al-Alamein International University for Science and Technology Al-Alamein International University for Science and Technology, will accommodate 25,000 (25 thousand) students upon completion of its construction, with investments amounting to 3 Billion EGP, according to a statement by Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, minister of Housing and Urban Communities, it will include a high-level student hostel and thirteen different colleges, including Medicine, Engineering, Technological Sciences, Pharmacy, Management Sciences, Arts, Politics and Economics. Al-Alamein International University is considered among the first important projects within the city’s first phase, and recently studying has begun in four colleges, namely: International Law, Business Administration, Engineering, Applied Arts and Post-Graduate Studies, studying has begun in the 2020 academic year, out of thirteen colleges that will be set up. &nb...

2020-11-05 13:10:33

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Design symbolism at the design proposal of the Egyptian University for Information Technology

Location: Knowledge City - The New Administrative Capital. Architect: Archilab, Hany Maher. Design: Results of a competition for the Ministry of Communications and Information - Egypt.   Egypt is a country that has respected science and education since its inception with the dawn of human history. Egypt has led the world with its science and knowledge, with this knowledge we established the oldest civilization known to humanity. For the Egyptians, the capital has always been the symbol and an inspiration for science and knowledge, and the source to which those seeking knowledge come . Continuing this symbolism, the New Administrative Capital is a symbol of Egypt's restoration of its position among the countries as the sun of civilization radiating culture and development. One of the most important sources of development and its current flowing rivers is information technology, which has become one of the most important pillars for progress of countries in our time.   Learning and teaching this field must be crucial for the birth and permanent renewal of this technology and a continuation to one of the chapters of progress in the series of the ancient history of our country and continuity of the leadership of the ancestors through us, the children of this nation’s present. The idea of this university project and its associated services is an expressive symbol of our new renaissance, which reflects our history in...

2020-12-17 15:33:27

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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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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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Minister of Communications and his Congolese counterpart discuss cooperation in digital transformation, ICT infrastructure and postal services

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met with Minister of Post, Communications and New Information and Communication Technologies of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Augustin Maliba, at the head of a high-level delegation. The aim was to discuss strengthening cooperation between Egypt and the Congo in a number of areas of information and communication technology, most notably digital transformation, capacity building, technological innovation, entrepreneurship and postal services. During the meeting, Talat stressed the importance of accelerating the achievement of digital transformation in the two countries, given the tremendous development and economic opportunities it provides. He referred to the pillars of cooperation between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology, within the framework of friendly relations between them, including cooperation in capacity building, training, transfer of the Egyptian experience and technologies, and providing expertise to our brothers in the Congo. He added that this is in addition to cooperation in digital transformation projects, provision of digital government services and information and communication technology infrastructure. The Congolese minister affirmed the close relations between Egypt and the Congo, adding that there are joint cooperation projects in the field of communications and information technology that could be implemented in the short term....

2020-12-17 11:28:07

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Egypt partakes in ITU Inter- Regional Week on Emerging Technologies for Development in Arab, African Regions

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the first Inter-Regional Week on Emerging Technologies for Development in the Arab and African Regions, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), . The objective of this year’s ITU Inter-Regional Week is to promote the wide-scale deployment of emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, low orbiting satellites and 5G, to ultimately contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). MCIT is participating in the “Big Data and AI for Development” session, on December 15. The session will discuss a number of topics, including the role of big data in socio-economic development; data infrastructure and technologies; data applications for development; and data skills. The ITU plans to hold this event annually, with a new theme each year that focuses on specific emerging technologies and targets a number of SDGs. The focus this year will be on SDG 3 (Health and Well Being), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure). The Emerging Technologies for Development Week provides an excellent opportunity for countries to share their experiences in using emerging technologies to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, with a view to achieving the SDGs in the long run. The Week will highlight poten...

2021-01-21 15:01:03

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide Egypt’s first advanced power quality solution to support grid expansion and rural development

A stable power grid is essential to help meet the national goals of land reclamation and the development of agriculture, communities and industries Cairo, Egypt, 8 February, 2020 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) with high-performance grid stabi-lization technology to help improve power quality and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert waste-land is being reclaimed for agricultural use.  The contract was signed in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker. This strategic project will provide EETC with a fully engineered solution based on a 200 megavolt ampere (MVAR) STATCOM to be connected to the existing 220 kilovolt (kV) Owainat substation, thus enabling grid expansion and providing more power for rural development and a rap-idly increasing population. Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ technology and engineering capabilities will help the country reclaim untapped land in the vast Western Desert, where projects are un-derway to sustainably improve social and economic conditions for Egyptian com-munities.  “Hitachi ABB Power Grids is proud to support EETC in this strategic project, and to help drive efforts to meet Egypt’s 2030 vision of integrated, sustainable growth with a focus on the energy industry,” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Direc...

2021-02-23 14:42:59

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Eight Egyptian Companies Win French-Egyptian Startup-Competition

Eng. Walid Sheta, Regional President of "Schneider Electric" in Egypt, North Africa and the Levant, stated that Cairo is ranked among the top 10 environments in the world that provide an ideal climate for the establishment and growth of startups according to the recently issued Global Emerging Enterprise Environment (GSER 2020) report, indicating that entrepreneurship is the future that  paves the way for young people to implement their ideas on the ground in a way that provides added value to society and themselves at the professional level. The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) Amr Talat and the French Ambassador to Egypt Stéphane Romatet have witnessed the awards ceremony of the first round of the French-Egyptian Startup Competition, where the eight Egyptian winning startups were announced and honored. The competition is a fruit of the Egyptian-French cooperation that aims to support the Egyptian community of entrepreneurs and innovators in digital technology. It aims to enhance bilateral cooperation in innovation and entrepreneurship, and help Egyptian startups grow to become leading companies in digital transformation.  The initiative was launched after a Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed during the visit of French President to Egypt, in January 2019, with the aim to promote entrepreneurship and boost the growth of the startups specializing in digital services. Eight Egyptian enterprises out of 150 com...

2021-03-03 09:48:26

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Speaker of Egyptian Parliament thanks the President the Arab Contractors Company for the Administrative Capital

 Dr. Hanafy Gebaly, Speaker of Parliament, said that he visited the new administrative capital, describing it as “the most important achievements of Egypt and its dream to cross into the future.” This came during the beginning of the Parliament session on Sunday, February 14, in which the Speaker reviewed the details of his visit to the headquarters of the Parliament in the Administrative Capital. "I had the honor to visit the New Administrative Capital to find out the latest developments regarding the construction of the new building of the Council, and what I saw there is a miracle that every Egyptian should be proud of, whether it is done in the main building of the House of Representatives ... which includes the main hall that accommodates a thousand members, or the service buildings that cope pace with the latest developments of the era in terms of modernity and technology. He said: "I learned that work continues there day and night."  The speaker of the House of Representatives thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, saying, “He is the sponsor of development, who came out of the good land of Egypt in order to cross the bridge to complete the building of a modern civil state." He added: Thanks are extended to the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces and its men, and thanks are also extended to the Arab Contractors Company, and to all companies operating there for their efforts to achieve this gigantic Egyptian edifice....

2021-03-03 11:50:08

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Egypt & Hungary are discussing cooperation in manufacturing 200 railway sleeping carriages

Lt. General Kamel El- Wazir, Minister of Transport, met with the Hungarian minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Peter Szijjarto  in the presence of both the head of the railway authority and the head of the Hungarian company Transmach Holding, on the sidelines of receiving the first batch of new cars supplied from Hungary as part of the deal to manufacture and supply 1,300 new railway cars, which was signed between the railway authority and the Russian company, Transmach, representing the Russian-Hungarian consortium, worth one billion and 16 million and 50 thousand euros, of which 260 vehicles have so far arrived. The two sides praised the distinguished relations between the two countries, the fruits of which were the carriages deal being supplied, which is considered the largest in the history of Egyptian railways, where the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade expressed his appreciation for this deal, which he described as a bright sign in the field of cooperation between the two sides, stressing the commitment of the Hungarian side to the deadlines for the supply of vehicles. Peter Szijjarto said that the shipment of the first batch of air-conditioned vehicles manufactured in Hungary will start next June 2021. The Hungarian side expressed interest in launching cooperation with the Egyptian side in the field of localizing the railway industry, pointing to the interest in cooperation in the field of manufacturing 200 new railway sleeping carriages w...

2021-03-03 11:50:36

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