Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, has signed a cooperation protocol with Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education, and Adel Al-Ghadban, Governor of Port Said, to implement technical education projects in Port Said as part of the community development initiative allocated by the Zohr field project, according to a press release.

The protocol comes in line with the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Italian Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC), and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) in March 2017, to implement social and health initiatives in Port Said Governorate.

The agreement requires the renovation of buildings and the development of curricula for a number of technical schools in addition to designing the curricula of the School of Applied Technology.

For his part, El Molla highlighted the cooperation between the two ministries in developing technical education adding that it would positively reflect on technical labor provision for industrial and investment projects, including oil, gas, and mineral resources.

Shawki added that this protocol is one of the educational development efforts for which government garners support for positive contribution in the national economy.