Dr. Assem El Gazzar was sworn in as the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development on February 13 to succeed Mostafa Madbouly, the current prime minister, Invest-Gate reports.

El Gazzar was appointed the Deputy Housing Minister on January 14 and served as chairman of the General Organization of Physical Planning under the Ministry of Housing since 2012.

The new housing minister also participated in the preparation of Egypt’s National Strategic Development Plan 2052, adopted by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, in the implementation of a number of major national projects.