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ASEC Cement signs cooperation protocol with Minya University

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Subsidiaries of Egyptian cement manufacturer ASEC Cement have signed a cooperation protocol with Minya University as part of the company’s commitment to play a role in Egypt’s development – especially in the field of higher education. Under the agreement, ASEC Minya Cement and ASEC Ready Mix will provide training programmes for chemistry and geology students and sponsor all workshops related to construction organised by the university. Technical consultation by the university professors and the utilisation of the university’s scientific equipment are also included.

Giorgio Bodo, Chairman and CEO of ASEC Cement, signed the agreement together with Dr Mohamed Sherif, the President of Minya University, under the patronage of Mina Governor Dr Moustafa Eissa and in the presence of key executive leaders in the governorate.

In addition to this protocol, ASEC Minya Cement is donating EGP2 million (US$300 000) to the UN World Food Programme to support the school meals programme in Minya governorate, which benefits 16 000 children and their families. Specifically, these funds will allow the World Food Programme to provide a midday snack to more than 3000 children in 113 community schools, as well as taking home rations to their families.

Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui.

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