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August 13, 2014

Assiut – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated five new facilities in Upper Egypt including a training center, three potable water treatment plants, and a wastewater collection facility. 

“Over 560,000 rural inhabitants of Sohag and Assiut now have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Mission Director at USAID in Egypt.  “This has improved the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of families in Upper Egypt.”

USAID has invested more than $4.5 billion since 1979 to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities that have improved the health and living conditions of more than 22 million Egyptians.  USAID partners with Egyptian counterparts to construct or upgrade water and wastewater facilities in underserved cities and rural areas using appropriate technologies and local contractors.  Additionally, USAID helps to improve operations and management of the Holding Company and its regional subsidiaries to enable better service deliver. 

Two Port Said Tamayouz Center case agents who received customer service training through USAID follow the ‘service with a smile’
June 9, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Port Said Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the success of a new business services center in Port Said. Since its opening in February, the Port Said Tamayouz Center has provided services for over 21,000 customers.

May 15, 2014

The U.S. Government announced yesterday that over 23,000 malnourished Egyptian children have regained their normal growth potential through a project that taught health care workers new techniques to improve nutrition and reduce maternal and infant mortality.  Through the USAID-funded SmartChoices for Healthy Living project, Save the Children trained more than 3,000 health service providers and 1,200 community health workers to provide advice and assistance about pregnancy, child care, and improved nutrition.

May 6, 2014

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations today to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organized in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness of consumer rights and regulations.

“USAID has been supporting the rights of Egyptian consumers since 2006,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “As consumers, we expect the products we buy to be safe and meet certain standards.  We applaud Egypt’s civil society for raising consumers’ awareness and assisting them in exercising their rights.”

April 29, 2014

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that U.S.-based Democracy International (DI) will observe the upcoming presidential election. The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission recently accredited DI, as well as five other international organizations and 79 Egyptian organizations, to observe the presidential election process in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and international commitments.

April 29, 2014

Today, 19 Egyptian firms completed extensive training through USAID on key aspects of export trade.  They attended four international trade shows over the past year that resulted in $1.4 million in sales orders received at shows and $5 million in projected future orders. 

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Last updated: August 14, 2014

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