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Egypt and USTDA Sign Safety and Environmental Grant Agreement for Alexandria Refinery

Published on : 2024-06-10

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla and US Ambassador to Egypt Herro Mustafa Garg witnessed the signing of a feasibility study grant agreement between Alexandria Petroleum Company and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The agreement focuses on health protocols, occupational safety, and environmental preservation at the company's refinery in Alexandria.

The agreement was signed by Alaa Hagar from the Ministry of Petroleum and Enoh Ebong, USTDA Director. El Molla emphasized the importance of this agreement in strengthening the long-standing strategic partnership between Egypt and the US, particularly in the energy sector.

The USTDA grant will fund studies to enhance safety measures at the refinery, support safety programs, detect risks, and develop protocols and training. Ambassador Garg highlighted the agreement's role in improving productivity and worker safety while reducing environmental impact. Ebong noted that this cooperation will enable American companies to provide necessary technologies and services to Egyptian refineries.

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