37 higher education projects in Sinai, at a cost of. 13 billion

Omar Faris

Posted on: Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 11:14 | Last Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2022 – 11:14

Ministry: Establishment of King Salman International University with its three branches at a cost of .5 10.5 billion. Development of Arish University in North Sinai at a cost of 1.3 billion and a branch of the University of Suez at Abu Redis in South Sinai at a cost of 1.3 billion

Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, reviewed a detailed report on national higher education projects implemented in Sinai on the occasion of the day of his liberation.

The Minister noted that there have been great efforts by the state during the era of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, for the development of the Sinai Peninsula, through the implementation of major national and development projects, confirming the placement of Sinai at the forefront of the comprehensive and sustainable development map according to the vision of Egypt (2030), explaining that the state has 37 A project in the field of higher education in Sinai, with a total cost of mil 13 billion.

Adel Abdel Ghaffar, media adviser and official spokesman for the ministry, explained that King Salman International University is in charge of national higher education projects in Sinai, at a total cost of 10 10 billion, stressing that its mission is based on preparation of qualified human resources for the labor market, through distinguished academic programs in the fields of (Human Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences, Desert Agriculture, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering , technology industries, basic sciences, architecture, tourism and hospitality, arts and design, languages ​​and applied languages).

Abdel Ghaffar explained that the university has 3 branches in South Sinai (Ras Sidr, El-Tur, Sharm El-Sheikh), where the university headquarters is located in El-Tor in an area of ​​200 hectares, at a cost of 5.25. billion pounds, and includes the faculties: (Engineering, Technology Industry, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Computer Science and Engineering), which is located in Ras Sidr, on an area of ​​75 hectares, at a cost of 2.7 billion EGP. To be a headquarters for the fields of: (basic sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, administrative sciences, desert agriculture, social sciences), the university branch will be set up in Sharm El-Sheikh in an area of ​​25 hectares, in a costs 7 2.7 billion, and includes the following faculties: (tourism and hospitality, architecture, languages ​​and applied languages, art and design, media and communication) in addition to the university which has special material and human resources.

The ministry spokesman added that among the most prominent projects implemented in Sinai in the field of higher education are the development projects of Al-Arish University at a cost of 1.3 billion pounds, and range between 13 educational projects, 17 service projects. and 3 productive projects, explaining that Al-Arish University has completed the construction of buildings for the faculties (Art). university city administration building, medical clinics and 3 rest buildings for faculty members, in addition to the construction of one building for student accommodation and another for female students, laboratory buildings, stadiums with a capacity of 650 students and another with a capacity of 250 students and a gymnasium, as well as the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the construction of roads, infrastructure development, the establishment of a water desalination plant, the modernization of the security and transportation systems of the university and the equipping of its buildings with the means and equipment of necessary; That contributes to providing a suitable atmosphere for the educational process.

Abdel Ghaffar added that the issuance of the presidential decree in 2016 establishing Al-Arish University as an independent university is considered the beginning of real development in the land of Sinai, especially in the Governorate of North Sinai, noting that the university included 6 colleges, and has now grown to 12 colleges, and expansion is underway with the establishment of new quality colleges in various disciplines to reach 16 faculties, with quality and research centers attached; To exploit all the wealth of Sinai and maximize their use.

The ministry spokesman also said that the first branch of a public university in South Sinai, which is the branch of the University of Suez in Abu Dis, is being established at a cost of 1.3 billion pounds and is planned to be established with an area of ​​50 hectares. as the first stage. To include the faculties (Education, Art, Science, Commerce) and the second phase includes the faculties (Engineering, Technology, Fisheries, Language and Translation, Agriculture and Desert Food, Design and Arts, Veterinary Medicine, Computers and Artificial Intelligence) except other buildings (university administrative building, central library, conference room, university city for students, residential buildings for faculty members, Olympic sports complex, cafeteria and restaurant).

He stressed that the establishment of a branch of the University of Suez in Sinai comes in the context of the great interest that the state pays to the development of Sinai at all levels of education, science, social and economic, in addition to meeting the growing demand for university education, provided excellent educational opportunities for the youth of South Sinai and in response to the needs of the sectors of society.Various disciplines, in relation to the specializations required in the development process and the provision of job opportunities for the people of Sinai.

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