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The EGPC issues new bid round for 20 blocks

By Islam Serour The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation(EGPC) announced a new bid round for 20 blocks in the areas of the Eastern and Western Deserts exploration. Total investments according Hani Dahy, Chairman of the EGPC, is estimated to amount to $8.5 billion in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Adel Saeed, the EGPC’s Vice Chairman for Agreements, …

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Aerospace industry needs young Middle Eastern talent

By Jeffrey Johnson Over the past decade, the Middle East has consistently been in the aviation industry’s spotlight as countries in the region invested heavily in passenger airplanes for their airlines, some of which are amongst the largest and fastest growing in the world, and state-of-the art equipment for their defence forces. In recent times, …

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Ministries to launch an Intelligent Transportation System collaboratively

By Mohamed Radwan The Ministries of Communications and Transportation plan to restructure the transportation system in Egypt by launching an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in a number of Egyptian governorates. Preliminary cost estimates put the project at EGP 1 billion to be implemented over two phases. A Ministry of Communications official said that the Ministry …

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MVNO to be decided next week

By Islam Serour Engineer Hany Mahmoud, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, stated in a press conference Thursday at the Smart village in Cairo, that the ministry will decide on the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offer after meeting with the board of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) scheduled for next week. He indicated …

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Sinai attacks prompt government to invest in development of peninsula

By Ibrahim El-Masry   Measures will be taken within days to increase investment in the Sinai peninsula and to better connect the region with the rest of the country according to Dr Mohamed Mahsoub, Minister of State for Legal and Parliamentary Councils. He added that a Sinai development law will be discussed to nominante Arish …

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FJP: PM should implement Sinai development plan

By Moustafa Salah The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has called on Prime Minister Hesham Qandil to begin implementing the plan to develop the Sinai before the end of the year. The party emphasised the need to develop the Sinai in the wake of the latest terrorist attack on soldiers guarding the border with Israel. …

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Communications Ministry aims to extend high-speed internet to 75% of families by year’s end

By Mohamed Fawzi Several experts from the communications sector confirmed its stability, adding that its strategy moving forward will not see a dramatic change. They stressed, however, that the Ministry of Communications’ policies and strategies should not depend on the performance of individuals, but on studies and analyses regarding the sector’s circumstances, needs and requirements. …

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EU funds city sanitation and beautification project

By Mohamed El-Atroush The Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FECC), Ahmed El-Wakeel, revealed that the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce obtained financing for the first stage of a project to remove trash and to beautify the city. The European Union (EU) is providing the financing for the project, which will cost EGP 40 …

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Housing and Development Bank to invest EGP $900m in Helwan project

By Nasser Youssef The Housing and Development Bank (HDB) plans on building  a moderately-priced, middle-class housing project in Helwan over 27 acres recently acquired from the government. An official at the bank stated that the project comprises of 2000 residential units to be completed within the coming two to three years. The estimated cost of …

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National Bank for Development aids the completion of new electricity plant

The National Bank for Development (NBD) called on banks holding Islamic licenses to participate in granting an Islamic loan of $120 million to the East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC). Some of the banks expected to participate in the loan include Alwatany Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Gulf Bank and United Bank. The loan’s period …

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FJP takes a shot at fixing slums

By Mohamed Darwish Solving the problem of slums located all over Cairo is part of President Mohamed Morsy’s first-100-days presidential programme. He has stressed that housing is among the fundamental rights of Egyptians and that the state must remove obstacles to guaranteeing housing for every citizen. Dr Abolfotouh Shanan, a professor of planning and one …

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IT sector calls for more government attention

Information technology (IT) experts have said that the IT sector in Egypt has not significantly contributed to the national economy because the government has neglected its principle components. The sector has played an important role in other developing economies such as in India, Malaysia, and Brazil. The experts viewed the Ministry of Communications and Information …

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