Sisi Forms an Aisory Council of Scientists and Experts

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi formed on Saturday an aisory council of scientists and experts to provide technical aice during the implementation of national projects.

“The council includes a selected few of Egypt’s scientists and experts who are capable of providing a strategic vision for the state in the future,” Sisi said, according to presidential spokesman Ihab Badawi. The president added that the council would provide aisory opinions on projects such as the new Suez Canal development project.

On August 5, Sisi launched a mega project which entails digging a 72-km (45-mile) bifurcation to the Suez Canal as well as developing the Suez Canal region. Digging the bifurcation is expected to cost $4 billion.

The president added that the council will also contribute to correcting religious speech and upgrading the media’s performance as well as improving the quality of education, according to a presidential statement.

The council includes a number of Egyptian scientists in the fields of elementary education, higher education, scientific research, energy, agriculture, geology, information technology, medicine and general health, psychological health and economy.

Prominent figures within the new council include Nobel Prize Laureate Ahmed Zewail, renowned heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub and Farouk El-Baz, a geologist who once worked for NASA.

Source : Aswat Masriya