The U.S. Embassy announced an investment of $45 million in two new programs that will promote small businesses in Egypt and train students to help them successfully compete for jobs. Provided through the Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation, the new programs seek to fulfill the needs of thousands of entrepreneurs and vocational school students over a four-year period.
On Sunday, 200 scholarship recipients from the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative hosted a workshop to promote diversity and inspire development in communities across Egypt.
The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in cooperation with the Assiut Potable Water and Sanitation Company and the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated three wastewater treatment systems in Abou Teeg District today. The new systems provide reliable sanitation services for 41,000 residents.
Egypt and the United States signed $143 million in bilateral amendments this week that are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s Sustainable Development 2030 strategy. These amendments signify continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in economic growth, agriculture, tourism, governance, water and waste water management, and education.
During a visit to the Sphinx and the Pyramids today, U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft affirmed U.S. support for preserving Egypt’s antiquities and for increasing tourism. Joined by representatives from the Ministry of Antiquities, Ambassador Beecroft saw first-hand the positive impact of U.S. support for Egyptian efforts to preserve the iconic Sphinx and surrounding antiquities for future generations of tourists. Partnering with the Egyptian government to protect these antiquities, the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) helped lower groundwater that threatened to damage the site.
Last updated: January 06, 2016