(Ecofin Agency) - Egypt and China reached a new agreement to reinforce their collaboration. The deal will see China finance many development projects in the African country.
Targeted projects include the Egyptian satellite project "Misr Sat II”, and the Satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Center (AITC). The partners will also establish a vocational training center in the Suez Canal Authority Economic Zone, and other projects are ongoing to develop the transportation sector. Egypt seeks to strengthen “sustainable infrastructure and to develop smart transportation projects.”
This new agreement aims to support the country’s development agenda, which is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. According to Rania Al-Machat, the Minister of International Cooperation, her country plans to expand cooperation with China in “the localization of the railway industry, increase local manufacturing, and climate financing.”
Overall, China has already invested about $1.8 billion in the health, agriculture, education, technical education, and electricity sectors in Egypt. In addition, more than 4,000 government officials and 300 executives have benefited from about 1,110 training programs in sectors such as health, agriculture, and water resources over the past four years.
Jean-Marc Gogbeu, intern