Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, inaugurated Saturday the first Cairo Rally for Domestic Electric Cars organized by the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University and the Scientific Research and Technology Academy under the patronage of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli. Science and technology, university presidents and industry and investment.
The minister stressed the Ministry's interest in creating an encouraging and stimulating environment for the production and resettlement of technology in accordance with the strategy of Egypt in Science, Technology and Innovation 2030. He pointed out that there are many national initiatives and projects adopted and supported by the Ministry to achieve this goal. Support and deepen local manufacturing through the production, transfer and localization of technology, in cooperation with other state institutions.
He pointed out that this competition aims at encouraging scientific innovations among university youth and developing the spirit of innovation and competition among them as a major means of scientific progress in Egypt. He expressed his happiness to manufacture 9 electric cars in the hands of university students with 70% Doubling because this achievement coincides with the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the glorious October holidays, and is held on the land of the administrative capital one of the most promising projects in Egypt.
"We are confident in the abilities of our creative youth," he said, adding that they have distinguished talents worthy of support and support as the wealth of Egypt, which we seek to develop and upgrade it to make the most of it. He pointed out that this is the role played by the State represented by the ministry and universities through The organization of this competition in such a wonderful shape puts Egypt on the international map to participate in international competitions, and gives a clear message of the ability of universities and Egyptian institutions to organize these events.
Abdul Ghaffar pointed out that this competition confirms the activities of different universities to develop the abilities of students; in implementation of the duties of the President of the Republic to take care of student activities, and interest in youth and care and scientific rehabilitation, and embrace, noting that the competition electric car rally included 26 universities after a period of training and manufacturing Under the hands of specialists in the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University, and that the competition resulted in the arrival of 12 universities for the qualifying stage, looking forward to the production of cars with local components 100%.
The Minister thanked the universities participating in the competition and those who participated in the success of this unique and innovative initiative, stressing that they have contributed positively to motivating innovation and innovators and mobilizing the national expertise in the field of electric car industry, stressing Egypt's need for technical workers, engineers, researchers and designers in the fields of software. Compact, mechanical parts, electrical systems, design, and acquisition of the ingredients of this promising industry.
The Rally of Cars is a national technology competition, the first of its kind in Egypt and the region, funded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, in implementation of Egypt's vision for development and the National Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research 2030, 9 Egyptian teams, all competing with Urban Electric cars, to receive the grand prize of 500 thousand pounds, the initiative launched by Dr. Khaled Abdul Ghaffar on 18 May 2017, and launched by the Academy, and organized by the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University.