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UAE President issues Federal Decree appointing Director-General for General Authority of SportsTransport min.: Cooperation with Siemens reflects Egyptian-German friendship

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree appointing His Excellency Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director-General for the General Authority of Sports.

With over 30 years of experience, Al Hajeri has held several leadership positions in various fields. He served as the Director-General Zoo and Aquarium Public Institution, in addition to other positions in the banking sector.

He is a member in several sports councils and committees in the country, including the Sports Coordination Council; the UAE Handball Federation (UAEHF); the UAE Volleyball Federation; and the UAE Football Association Temporary Committee (FATC).

Al Hajeri obtained an MBA in Executive Business Administration, along with a Bachelor Degree in International Studies.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Egypt’s Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir confirmed that cooperation with leading German multinational technology conglomerate Siemens is a clear embodiment attesting to Egyptian-German friendship.

During a meeting Thursday 8/2/2024 with Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter, to discuss work implementation at the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the minister reviewed work progress at the various sectors of the project, including the train bridge works, stations, and industrial works covering track bridges, car bridges and creeks.

All work runs in parallel with periodic and continued supervision of technical expert Systra International, the project consultant in charge of all stages of implementation of the vital venture.

The meeting also reviewed work at the track sectors that have been delivered to the Siemens alliance, in addition to work at tracks that are still in progress.

The minister praised Siemens, which uses the latest up-to date technological advances to manufacture high-speed electric trains in
the world.

According to Wazir, all work is being carried out in line with the planned schedule and in accordance with trains’ designs and operational speeds that have been agreed upon.

Siemens Mobility is a leading provider of sustainable and efficient transport solutions.

Source: State Information Service Egypt