JICA main office in Tokyo – Wikimedia Commons/Ichigotomikan
CAIRO – 18 December 2017: Egyptian Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr signed a 993 million yen ($8.8 million) grant with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to supply education and research devices for the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST).
During her visit to Tokyo where she met with JICA Vice President Kazuhiko Koshikawa, Nasr said the project targets supporting the educational content and performance for the Faculty of Engineering students through supplying needed devices.
"It also aims to attract Japanese companies and authorities and use their capabilities in training and transferring technology," Nasr added.
E-JUST is the first Japanese university to be constructed outside Japan, as it will invest in enhancing development in the fields of science and technology, Koshikawa noted.
In another meeting with the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tarō Kōno, Nasr signed the letters to receive the grant payments.
During the visit, Nasr met with a delegation of 20 companies, including Sumitomo Corporation, Toyota and Hitachi to discuss increasing their investments in Egypt.
JICA is adopting the Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP), launched during the visit of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to Japan in 2016, to support Egyptian human resources, which can contribute to economic development. The Japanese agency is supporting all stages of the application.