Sayed Ismail, Deputy Minister of Housing for Infrastructure Affairs, and Abdel Khaliq Ibrahim, Assistant Minister of Housing for Technical Affairs, were present to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of sustainable cities and infrastructure, Invest-Gate reports.
The MoU was signed between Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, and the United Kingdom, represented by the British Embassy in Cairo.
Amin Ghoneim, Vice President of the New Urban Communities Authority for the Real Estate and Commercial Affairs Sector, and Ambassador Gareth Bayley, the British Ambassador to Egypt, signed the MoU at the British Embassy in Cairo.
Ismail warmly welcomed Ambassador Bayley and his accompanying delegation to the Ministry of Housing’s headquarters in the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
This agreement aims to enhance joint cooperation, exchange expertise, and share experiences in the fields of infrastructure and sustainable cities.
Ismail emphasized that this collaboration complements the Ministry’s existing partnerships with 15 international institutions, which have been involved in over 25 projects in the utilities sector.
Ismail also affirmed the significant progress made in the drinking water and sanitation facilities sector over the past decade. Through initiatives such as the presidential initiative Haya Karima (“Decent Life”), Egypt has achieved remarkable improvements in expanding water and sanitation services coverage at the national level, particularly in rural areas.
Ambassador Bayley commended the unprecedented infrastructure development boom in Egypt, supported by investments, robust economic growth, and the country’s commitment to providing prosperity and sustainable development. He acknowledged the longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and Egypt, encompassing various levels, including business and infrastructural development.