December 16, 2019
Cairo – The United States and Egypt, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a bilateral assistance agreement amendment worth $6 million that demonstrates continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities. This agreement will increase educational opportunities and strengthen the livelihoods of the people of North Sinai.
The amendment to the North Sinai bilateral assistance agreement supports the Egyptian government’s efforts to spur inclusive economic development in the governorate. Through this agreement, USAID will build on previous investments in North
Sinai including the provision of potable water to 300,000 residents and wastewater services to 100,000 residents. New activities under this amendment will provide access to transportation for rural communities and economic livelihood programming for families.
According to U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, “This agreement reflects our strong and enduring partnership with the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation and the U.S. Government’s commitment to the people of Egypt, especially for critical economic development efforts in the Sinai.”
This latest support for Egypt’s priorities in the North Sinai is part of the four decades of partnership between the American and Egyptian people, to bolster self-reliance, foster stability, promote economic growth, and reduce poverty. USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed population.
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