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CAPMAS, Investment Ministry create a survey on newly founded firms

Egypt’s minister of investment and international cooperation, Sahar Nasr, signed a protocol with the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)’s chairperson, Khairat Barakat, to create a survey on the newly founded firms to figure out their problems and to simplify governmental procedures, according to a Thursday ministerial press statement. Nasr said that new protocol with …

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ABB agrees to install electric vehicle charging equipment at Wataniya gas stations 

Naji Jreijiri, ABB Group’s country managing director, said that his company agreed with the National Petroleum Company (Wataniya) of the National Service Project Organisation to install equipment for charging electric vehicles, adding, “the government is creating more incentives to buy electric cars, and we have already equipped some Wataniya gas stations with electric car charging stations.” Jreijiri told Daily News Egypt …

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UN-Habitat discusses final draft of Ministry of Housing strategy

UN-Habitat, in coordination with various Egyptian housing sector stakeholders, prepared the Egypt Housing Strategy, aimed at creating an enabling environment that will increase the supply of affordable housing with technical support from the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities.  A Sunday UN press statement said that a meeting will be held on Monday where experts and specialists in the field of housing …

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USAID, Ministry of Health launch family planning programme

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad El-Dein to launch a new programme to strengthen Egypt’s family planning in response to the country’s rapid population growth. A Saturday press statement from the US Embassy in Egypt said the programme comes in response to …

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We celebrate World Press Freedom Day in difficult context: EU foreign policy chief

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Thursday that freedoms of expression and press are threatened around the world, adding, “on this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism.” Mogherini asserted that attacks against media and journalists …

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Indian embassy launches Tagore’s exhibition at Ahmed Shawki Museum

The Maulana Azad Centre for Culture of the Embassy of India in Cairo will be organising the Tagore Festival from 3-7 May to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a famous Indian poet, painter, writer, and philosopher. A Wednesday statement from the Indian Embassy in Cairo said that an exhibition …

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ILO, Egypt sign protocol of for job creation project

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) signed a protocol worth $3.7m with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation for a new project aimed at creating job opportunities and developing the private sector in Egypt, according to a Monday press release from the ministry. Peter Van Rooij, director of the ILO’s country office in Egypt, and Minister of …

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