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USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin speaks at Trade Facilitation Project closing ceremony
June 3, 2015

Cairo - Today the United States Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs, celebrated the end of a four-year USAID project to help small and medium-size Egyptian companies increase exports and become more energy efficient.  At the celebration, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that the program had increased Egyptian companies' export revenue by $17 million.

"The United States is committed to Egypt's inclusive economic growth and continued prosperity," said Sherry F. Carlin, USAID Mission Director in Egypt. "We believe one of the surest ways to promote economic growth is to encourage trade, especially among micro, small, and medium-sized Egyptian companies, since they are so important for the country's economy."

Nearly 130 participants from Egyptian public and private sector organizations, including representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs, attended today's event to celebrate successes and lessons learned from USAID's Trade Facilitation Project, scheduled to close in July 2015.

July 22, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) congratulated 30 Egyptian professionals who were awarded Cairo Initiative scholarships to pursue post-graduate studies in the United States starting in September 2014. The Cairo Initiative Scholarship Program selects scholars on the basis of their ability to fill crucial skills gaps necessary to increase Egyptian efficiency and economic growth.  Upon their return to Egypt, the scholars have committed to work in their ministry or institution in a job already identified and defined as needing the skills the scholars will learn.  The Cairo Initiative Scholarship Program was launched in 2011 during a critical transition period in Egypt and the first two cohorts of participants are already benefiting from the program.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott shakes hands with one of 64 vendors at the newly-inaugurated Madinat Al Salam Marke
July 1, 2014

Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development inaugurated the local market in Madinat Al Salam.  Constructed by more than 200 residents of the Al Salam area, this market is part of a project called “Egypt Works” which is funded by USAID and implemented by Catholic Relief Services. 

“This community transformed a trash area into a clean, safe marketplace that has had a tangible impact on the lives of Egyptians,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “In the process, USAID helped employ hundreds of people who contributed to this marketplace and to the livelihoods of Al Salam community members.” 

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott cuts ribbon to inaugurate the Tamayouz Center in Sohag.
June 28, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Sohag Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated a new business services center in Sohag yesterday. The Tamayouz Center, a one-stop shop for business registration and operation in Egypt, will improve the ease of doing business in Sohag.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with employees packaging GlobalGAP and FairTrade certified grapes.
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Blue Moon LTD, inaugurated a new produce handling center in Nubaria yesterday. The produce handling center provides modern processing and storage facilities for Egypt’s burgeoning high-value produce export market.

June 17, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Supply and Domestic Trade, celebrated the launch of custom-made software that enables information sharing between commercial registry offices in Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria.  According to the Ministry, this software reduces the time to register a business from 24 hours to 10 minutes. 

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