25 January 2013

Egypt, U.S. Discuss Prospects of Infrastructure Cooperation

Egypt's Ambassador to the United States Mohamed Tawfik discussed with Director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Leocadia I. Zak areas of cooperation in infrastructure between the two countries.

The meeting reviewed the existing activities of cooperation through (USTDA), especially in the area of transport where the agency has funded a study on the technological systems required to ensure safety of trains in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and the Egyptian Railway Authority.

The US agency is also funding a study on the feasibility of establishment of two concentrated solar-powered stations with a capacity of 100-250 MW.

The meeting also discussed another project on opportunities for establishment of ten stations for agriculture waste management in different parts of the Egyptian countryside, and the use of waste to generate energy and turn it into fertilizers.

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