President Abdel Fattah El Sisi followed up on the role of scientific research institutes in utilizing modern technological applications for the benefit of the country’s development projects, according to Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.

The statement came during the President’s meeting with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

El Sisi instructed the government to contribute more to scientific research for accelerating the comprehensive development process in the country. He added that it is imperative to put more effort into developing the state’s sectors and in finding scientific solutions to various challenges.

While taking into consideration the continuous development of the various research services offered by specialized centers and institutes to cope with the growing development needs, El Sisi paid special attention to using scientific research to localize the national industry.

In this regard, close cooperation between the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research) and Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources was also discussed.

El Molla stated that the scope of the cooperation entailed providing studies, scientific research, consultations, analytical and technical services, and training to the petroleum and national industry.

In addition, joint efforts by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Petroleum were also discussed. These efforts were exerted within the framework of the role of the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences in employing modern technology to serve the purposes of sustainable development. This is also essential for implementing projects that have both economic and development returns. This can include monitoring oil pollution, studying groundwater, creating maps for petroleum and natural gas resources, preparing environmental and coastal studies for the expansion of oil exploration, among others.