Egypt signs $8.8 mln grant with Japan’s JICA for education development

Egyptian Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a 993 million yen ($8.8 million)  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 providing the educational content 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.

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.