UAE Minister briefs Egyptian Prime Minister on UAE-funded Sheikh Zayed Hospital

WAM CAIRO, 8th October 2013 (WAM) — The UAE Minister of State, Dr. Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, today briefed Egyptian Prime Minister, Hazem al-Beblawi, on the opening of the UAE-funded Sheikh Zayed Hospital, in Manshiyat Nasser, a slum on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

According to a statement issued by the Egyptian Cabinet, the opening of the modern hospital represents one of the newest fruits of cooperation between the UAE and Egypt.

The UAE minister said the two sides agreed to set up a board of trustees for the modern medical facility to ensure quality medical services on the long run, to maintain operation at the current efficiency level as well as to avoid any future problems that may negative effects on the facility.

The Sheikh Zayed Hospital, funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), was built in the underdeveloped area at the base of al-Mokattam Mountain, on the outskirts of Cairo.

The Egyptian cabinet said that the UAE has also funded the construction of 8,000 housing units, roads, and sewage projects in Manshiyat Nasser district.

Prime minister al-Beblawi thanked the government and people of the UAE for providing valuable support to Egypt.

The Egyptian and UAE officials also discussed other aspects of cooperation between the UAE and Egypt for the next few months.

They also discussed the expansion of the scope of UAE assistance to Egypt so as to also include, in addition to emergency aid, development programmes aimed at achieving sustainable growth rates, in order to maximise the benefits of the UAE aid to Egypt.

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