Through the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative, the U.S. government welcomed the first group of 107 scholarship recipients participating in fee-based excellence programs at Mansoura, Ain Shams, Alexandria, Cairo, and Assiut universities. Over eight years, this program will provide scholarships to 380 exemplary students for study in fields that are critical for Egypt’s economic growth, such as engineering, information technology, and business administration.
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.
Last updated: April 16, 2016