The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Ashraf El-Shiehy accompanied by Matroh Governor Mr. Alaa Abu Zaid and AU Rector Dr. Roshdy Zahran visited the first phase constructions of AU buildings in Matroh branch with total cost of 48 Million EGP and implemented by the Armed Forces' Engineering Authority.

The Minister stressed the importance of this expansion to serve the education process and students through providing required facilities to produce graduates at the highest level.

Matroh Governor Mr. Abu Zaid stated that the governorate provides the support to overcome any obstacles that may hinder the work.

Dr. Zahran commended efforts that have been made by the Armed Forces' Engineering Authority to finish the first building in record time only two months. Dr. Mohamed Abaza the University Vice President for Matroh Branch spoke about branch history and thanked all persons who contributed to its establishment and development.

The visit was witnessed by Dr. Essam Kurdy the University Vice President for Community Service and Environment Development, Dr. Hesham Gaber the University Vice President for Education and Students Affairs and Eng. Ashraf Hamed the Director of Watania for Contracts and Supplies in addition to faculty members, students and community leaders in Matroh.