With the Participation of 7 Ministers, 5 Governors, Cairo 22nd of November 2014 In the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab, the Egyptian Ministry of Youth will sign a new protocol on cooperation with the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC) on the first day of launch of First ‘Builders of Egypt’ Forum 2014, which will take place on November 25-26.

It will be organised by the Egyptian Federation for Construction & Building Contractors (EFCBC) and specialised public relations and events management agency, Excellent Communications. The main focus of the forum will be on “the strategy of reconstruction”.

The protocol on cooperation will be signed by Egyptian Minister of Youth Khaled Abdel Aziz and Eng. Hassan Abdel Aziz, Chairman of the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC), in the presence of six ministers; Minister of Housing Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Atef Helmy, Minister of Manpower Nahed Al-Ashry, Minsiter of Electricity Eng. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Transport Eng. Hany Dahy, and Minister of Petroleum Eng. Sherif Ismail. For the award ceremony, it will be attended by five governors: Eng. Galal El-Saeed – Cairo Governor; Eng. Ali Abdel Rahman – Giza Governor; Moustafa Yousry – Aswan Governor; Tarek Saad El-Din – Luxor Governor; and Eng. Mohamed Abdel Zaher – Qalyubia Governor.

During signing the protocol, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will grant certificates of appreciation for 27 youth working in the country’s construction and building sector, who have passed the former training programme. The certificates testify to the country’s commitment to link between the training activities with the marketplace needs and community awareness about the importance of the technical work and enhancing the workers’ capabilities and efficiency.

From his part, Eng. Hassan Abdel Aziz, Chairman of the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC), stated that the protocol is to enhance the competitiveness of Egyptian cadres in construction and building sector. It aims to receive unique job opportunities locally and internationally, assist the institutions and companies working in the contractors sector to get their needs from the well-trained local cadres, and train their workers in high levels of professionalism and efficiency so as to achieve the vocational objectives of their institutions. He pointed out that “TVET” is a partnership project between Egypt and the European Union aiming to enhance the abilities of national associations as well as the economic projects in Egypt. The project also seeks improving the efficiency of human resources in order to create new job opportunities. Abd Al Aziz mentioned that such agreements will strengthen the real partnership among training institutions and governmental bodies in order to contribute strongly in overcoming the challenges facing the construction sector. He also assured that EFCBC directs great attention to everything related to society’s sustainable development, particularly the construction sector. The First Builders of Egypt forum 2014 will be held under the auspices of the Prime Minister, H.E. Ibrahim Mahlab on two consecutive days 25th and 26th of November 2014 in "Intercontinental Citystars". The forum is organized by the Egyptian Federation for Construction & Building Contractors (EFCBC) and "Excellent Communications" a specialized Public Relations and events management agency.