- Headquarters of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Cairo, Egypt
CAIRO, Aug 18 (MENA) - Directors of research institutions and centers hailed the keenness of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on celebrating the Science Day and honoring scientists and researchers in appreciation and support of the role of scientists in achieving progress.
National Research Center President Mohamed Hashem expressed happiness over honoring scientists by president Sisi on the Science Day, noting that scientists of his center copped eight state awards for science and technology, according to a Saturday statement issued by Hashem.
Scientists of the National Research Center have published 2,400 global researches and made 23 patents in various vital fields, the head of the center added.
He pointed out to a number of laws which have been finalized to provide an adequate atmosphere for scientists and researchers along with the underway amendments to the statutes of research centers with the aim of turning them into more effective ones.
Head of Electronics Research Institiute (ERI) Hesham el Dieb, for his part, praised president Sisi's eagerness to honor state scientists and researchers and described this approach a driving force that encourages new generations to prioritize the scientific sphere.
The head of the ERI highlighted the proposed idea of establishing an electronics science city which has previously won the applause of president Sisi.
Scheduled to be finalized in 2023 at a cost of nearly EGP 1.4 billion, the electronics city is projected to be located in New Nozha district on an area of 17,000 square meters, el Dieb said.
He added that the electronics clean room, which is set to be finalized in September 2021, will represent the core of developing the electronics industry in the Middle East and is envisaged to make a quantum leap in the strategy of the ERI towards linkage with the industry.
El Dieb expects that the contributions of Egypt's electronic market revenues to the GDP would make an increase between 10-20 billion dollars in 2020, alongside creating 30,000 job opportunities .
Egypt's leadership attaches special importance to the space domain, said Head of the National Authority For Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) Mohammed Zahran, pointing out to an approach adopted by the Ministry of Higher Education to manufacture and assemble satellites with different sizes in Egypt.
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI) Director Yasser Mostafa, Metallurgical Development Research Center President Emad Ewis and City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications (SRTA-City) Head Maha el Damalawy also praised president Sisi's support to the scientific domain.