Egyptian civil engineer Hani Azer - CC via Wikimedia commons
CAIRO - 26 June 2019: Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli handed over on Tuesday the shield of the Council of Ministers to World famous Egyptian civil engineer Hani Azerat the Egyptian Embassy in Berlin.
Earlier, Azer was awarded the first class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his achievements to the German nation.
The honoring ceremony was attended by Lord Mayor of Dortmund Ullrich Sierau on behalf of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Egyptian Ambassador to Germany Badr Abdel Aaty, Metropolitan Mikhail of Asyut, and a number of Egyptian and German officials, besides political, parliamentarian and public figures.
The Egyptian Ministry of Immigration expressed its deep pride and appreciation for the achievements made by Egyptian geniuses in different fields, ensuring that Hani Azer is a prominent model in Egyptian engineering with an innate talent that enabled him to produce major creative projects.
Azer, who is an advisor for the Egyptian president and a world-renowned tunnels expert, has been famous for the international arena after he headed the construction of the tunnel beneath Berlin’s Tiergarten in 1994.
Azerbecame the chief engineer of Germany’s fourth largest train station in Berlin, known as the Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Azer was chosen among the top 50 Berliners of the year in 2006.
Born in Tanta in 1948, Azer earned a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, and then moved to study civil engineering post-graduation in Germany.
Madbouli earlier arrived in Berlin to participate in the Arab-German Business Forum for talks with officials of Germany’s Siemens Company on boosting bilateral cooperation and the company's planned investments in Egypt.The forum was attended by up to 600 Arab and German businessmen.