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02 Apr 2017

On World Autism Day, Egypt government inaugurates ‘month of accepting autism’

The Egyptian government and civil society organizations are holding several events and workshops on April 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day, and over the course of the month. In keeping with the United Nations’ theme for the ninth ...

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02 Apr 2017

The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 Aims to Set the Bar Higher Still

The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2017 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis, The Palm on 23rd October this year. This is the fourth year in succession that the Awards and gala dinner, now established as the leading event of its type in the region, returns to this impressive, iconic venue, aiming to set the bar higher still.Trevor Pereira, managing director, says, “We have earned a deserved reputation for offering the very best in terms of the value and profile of the Awards and for the integrity of the judging process itself. But we cannot rest on our laurels. So this year we are planning to make the Awards even......

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02 Apr 2017

Egypt PM approves start of development of Maspero Triangle area despite complaints by residents

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved on Saturday the start of a project to tear down and rebuild the Cairo slum area known as the Maspero triangle, despite complaints by local residents that they will not be able to afford to remain in their homes after development is complete.

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02 Apr 2017

Russia, Egypt Expected to Sign Contract on Egypt's First NPP in May - Lawmaker

According to a member of the Egyptian parliament's, a package of contracts on the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant with Russia's involvement could be signed in May.

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02 Apr 2017

Egypt receives second $500 million tranche of African Development Bank loan

Egypt has received the second $500 million tranche of a $1.5 billion loan package from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said in a statement late Friday.

The AfDB loan is intended to support government programmes that aim to achieve social"...

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02 Apr 2017

Oman and Egypt jointly contest for gas union presidency

Oman and Egypt are jointly contesting for the presidency of International Gas Union (IGU) for a three-year term starting from 2021.

The International Gas Union, a global body that represents all natural gas producing and consuming countries, has membership strength of 91 countries representing 97 per cent of production. Other countries that are contesting...

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02 Apr 2017

Mall in Egypt brings indoor skiing to Africa

Weaving through the packed parking lot toward the Mall of Egypt, a new $700 million retail palace complete with a Dubai-style indoor ski slope, it’s easy to think that the country’s economy is well and truly on the mend after years of crisis.

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02 Apr 2017

Egypt doubles prices of Cairo Metro tickets

For months there have been rumours about a hike in Cairo Metro ticket prices, with officials often coming forward to deny them. Last weekend, without prior notice the hike went through, doubling the price of a standard single-fare metro ticket from LE1 to LE2.“It was a surprise, but there is still no other choice,” said Hassan Hussein, who rides from the Hadayek Al-Qubba station to work in Dokki. “The metro is the easiest way of transport to avoid the traffic and reach your destination quickly,” he said. The move......

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02 Apr 2017

Opportunities for SMEs

Like many other sectors in Egypt, the country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been affected by the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to float the Egyptian pound late"...

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02 Apr 2017

German embassy welcomes resuming of German NGOs’ work in Egypt

The German Embassy in Egypt welcomed the signing of an agreement for the return to work of German institutions in Egypt by the commissioner of the German foreign ministry for Middle East affairs, Philipp Ackermann, and Egypt’s ambassador, Badr Abdel-Ati, according to a statement released on Friday.

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