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Upper Egypt Local Development Program Selects Esri Software for Data-Driven Governance



Upper Egypt Local Development Program Selects Esri Software for Data-Driven Governance

Business Wire India

When the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global call to action to achieve a more sustainable future for all by 2030, many countries committed to the cause. Egypt, which launched its strategy in 2016, met the obstacle of geographic disparities due to the need for development in the upper region of the nation. To address this challenge, the Egyptian Ministry of Local Development and the World Bank launched the Upper Egypt Local Development Program (UELDP) a year later.


One vital step toward improving development in Upper Egypt—and part of UELDP—includes establishing a GIS infrastructure in the region. To achieve this, UELDP chose location intelligence world leader Esri to provide the region’s new GIS unit with all the required hardware, software, data, and applications necessary for managing complex geospatial data.


“This is a strategically important project, which will play a vital role in driving sustainable, impactful urban planning and development to support communities in Upper Egypt,” said Dr. Mohamed Misbah, director for the Middle East and Africa region at Khatib & Alami (K&A), an Esri Platinum partner.


The project will leverage a unified geodatabase and a map viewer to explore geostatistical information and generate reports, graphics, and thematic maps. It will also employ mobile applications for data collection that allow government staff to access data from the field. These services, in addition to operational dashboards, will provide a holistic view for policy makers.


Laying the foundation for asset management systems at the governorate (jurisdictional) level, Esri’s ArcGIS software helps integrate them with databases in relevant ministries and central government agencies. This enables these organizations to comprehensively display vast amounts of statistical and spatial information to support long-term planning and execution in line with UELDP’s vision and future goals.


Further strengthening the governorates’ capacities, GIS will enable local development data to be georeferenced to support decision-making. The implementation of this system was awarded to Esri partners ProSyLab and K&A.


“ProSyLab, as an Esri partner, adds to its achievements [by] participating in this national project,” said Mahmoud Moursi, ProSyLab chairman. “The project aims to help the public sector, represented by the UELDP, in establishing a GIS infrastructure, which promotes the concept of data sharing, facilitating the decision-making process, and building capacity.”


UELDP aims to localize sustainable development, create new job opportunities, improve the economy, and strengthen government capacity for quality infrastructure and service delivery in select governorates in Upper Egypt. It was piloted in the Qena and Sohag Governorates to address existing development gaps and has met with success, leading to national policy reforms, and even inspiring a scaled-up version of the program for Egypt’s 2019 Decent Life initiative.


To learn more about how UELDP is using technology to enhance public services, visit


About K&A


Khatib & Alami (K&A) is an international multidisciplinary consultancy composed of architects, engineers, planners, technologists and other project specialists. With 6,000 people in more than 30 locations, K&A has vast experience working at the forefront of fast changing urban environments, with a deep understanding of delivering complex major projects within agreed time frames and budgets.


Since launching its Geospatial Systems Integration division in 1988, K&A has become one of the leaders in its field, with a 200-strong team of GIS experts. K&A helps government and private sector clients make sense of the vast quantities of information and data available to them, providing insight, enabling better decision-making, creating efficiencies, and improving customer experiences. As an Esri Platinum partner, K&A continuously provides innovative smart solutions that address business challenges and exceed customers’ expectations. For more information visit


About ProSyLab


ProSyLab is an information and communications technology company started in 1994. Since then, ProSyLab solutions have supported various customers in both the private and public sectors across Egypt as well as the Middle East.


ProSyLab (PSL) has a unique spirit and expertise which converts challenges into new success stories. With a portfolio of five companies in different market segments, ProSyLab has been supporting private sector and governmental enterprises across Egypt as well as the Middle East. PSL’s innovative ideas and solutions are not merely our philosophy, but also our everyday reality. We remain dedicated to leading the world into a more prosperous and progressive future: by enhancing the world to become more diverse, more tolerant, and more just.


About Esri


Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at


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Bitdeer Black Friday Carnival 2021: Mine Bitcoin at Your Fingertips




Bitdeer Black Friday Carnival 2021: Mine Bitcoin at Your Fingertips

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Bitdeer, the world’s leading digital assets mining and sharing service platform, commenced its Black Friday consumer campaign that will end on 26 December 2021. In partnership with Bitcoin Magazine, the leading and news site covering Bitcoin and other digital currencies, the Black Friday sale will offer global users with alluring deals. Bitdeer will also join hands with the Texas-based Built With Bitcoin Foundation which is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to creating equal opportunity and the relief of poverty by providing clean water, access to education, sustainable farming, and humanitarian support, all of which are powered by Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies.


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Bitdeer Black Friday Carnival 2021: Mine Bitcoin at Your Fingertips (Graphic: Business Wire)

Extending Bitdeer’s philosophy of ‘Customer Obsession’ – a customer-centric approach in its business developments – the Black Friday campaign is aimed giving back and rewarding the Bitdeer community and customers with deals and discounts, thanking them for their long-term support and trust in Bitdeer. At the same time, Bitdeer recognized that in the spirit of thanksgiving, it is a good time to also give back to communities in need.


Bitdeer as the Exclusive Crypto Mining Partner on


Being the exclusive crypto mining sponsor to Bitcoin Magazine’s subsidiary BitcoinBlackFriday, Bitdeer is also introducing flash sale promotions that will offer a better deals for global miners and cryptocurrency enthusiasts who are keen to try out its top-notch Bitcoin mining model and service packages.


The promotion will encompass a wide range of service package offerings both on and the campaign website with up to 13% discounts. In addition, a shortest 5-day trial of the powerful Antminer S17 with total costs starting at $8.10 only. A variety of other discounted offers and plans are also available for fans to choose from.*


Celebrate with Purpose – Auction and Donation to Charity


Bitdeer is not only eyeing on the development of a more sustainable business and economic future, but also committed to the public welfare. Giving back to the society plays a critical part in Bitdeer’s philosophy.


As a result, part of the revenue generated during the Black Friday promotional sales will be allocated for charitable purposes, with 1% of the hashrate fees generated from the sharing service packages to be donated. Bitdeer will also be donating $1 for each 5-day trial sold during the promotional period.


In addition, a 3D-printed Bitdeer mining facility miniature will be available for auction at the campaign platform. A joyful display and a collector’s item for those who love Bitcoin or crypto mining, this 3D-printed model is made from resin and contains multiple ANTBOX units. It is designed and printed based on the structure and appearance of Bitdeer’s state of the art mining facilities in Norway. Fans and enthusiasts can start collecting and combining parts of various model series and finally recreate their own dream mining facility.*


All proceeds from the above mentioned activities will be donated to Built With Bitcoin Foundation in the form of cryptocurrency to support the foundation’s operations and projects in underdeveloped and poverty stricken regions and countries.


*Terms and conditions apply, for more details, please visit


About Bitdeer


Bitdeer is the world’s leading digital assets mining and sharing service platform, enabling global users to mine cryptocurrencies in a transparent, reliable, and convenient way. It saves users from the complicated process of purchasing, installing, and hosting mining machines. Individual miners can enjoy the service with just one click.


For more information, please get in touch with Bitdeer:




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Leading Edtech Firm Jaro Education Witnesses a Boost in the Learner’s Base; Aiming 2X Growth




Leading Edtech Firm Jaro Education Witnesses a Boost in the Learner’s Base; Aiming 2X Growth

Business Wire India
Leading self-funded edtech firm has been in existence since 2009 and offers top executive education programs from the world’s leading universities and institutes.
The growth in the cohorts’ count is an outcome of strategic partnerships, expanded portfolios and talented professionals.

​With the global executive education program market expected to surpass $37.8B in 2021, the most trusted EdTech Company Jaro Education in the online higher education sector continues to upskill professionals and observes a massive growth in the learner’s base. The company has observed a growth in the learner’s base of more than 150% in H1FY22. Earlier company has also seen a growth of 250% in Q1FY22 compared to Q1FY21 in the learner’s base. Jaro Education further aims for 2X growth by FY22.

The company’s strategic partnerships and diversified program portfolio acted as the main catalyst to boost this growth synergy. Having associated with 20+ world’s leading Institutions like Imperial College Business School in London, Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto), Swiss School of Management, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kozhikode, the leading EdTech firm is planning to launch 30+ programs by FY22.

Jaro Education, a self-reliant EdTech pioneer, iterates on upskilling working professionals and their mindset undergo a transition of future-ready leaders. The surge in enrolments witnessed corporate cohorts attaining professionals from Executive to C-Suite Level having experience ranging from 1 year to 27 years from sectorial behemoths like Goldman Sachs, TCS, KPMG, HDFC Bank, Amazon, and many more.

Asserting the vision on the future growth, Dr Sanjay Salunkhe, Chairman and Managing Director, Jaro Education stated, “The onus lies on Jaro to build long-term careers and further soar this mark of 150% growth in learner’s base involving professionals from mid to senior level designations by refining their industry know-how and skills.”

Having reached 12 years stage of the milestone, Jaro Education still believes in live and interactive learning experience being the game-changer among other factors. Also, the pioneer strives to outstrip the competition with the key focus to equip learners with new-age innovative technology skills and enable them to lead in a VUCA world.

The journey since its inception has never been a sprint but a marathon for going that extra mile with affordable, accessible, and quality education for professionals at all levels. Now, with advanced technology foraying in every sector, there exists an urgent need for industry-ready experts to adapt quickly. Alongside, the unexpected shift from an offline to online infrastructure due to the pandemic knocked up opportunities demanding specialized skills.

Keeping in mind the changing and dynamic nature of the market, the EdTech Company plans to stay ahead of the curve by upskilling the working professionals with advanced added courses like Post Graduate Certificate in FinTech, Digital Strategy and Marketing Analytics, Master in Science and Doctor of Business Administration to their portfolio.

Ms Ranjita Raman, CEO, Jaro Education said, We look forward to introduce more unique and new-age programs which will be a blend of industry & global academics contributing to the positive career growth of working professionals.

The EdTech Company was launched in 2009 and has been profit-making and self-funded since its inception. The company is now inching towards expanding its workforce from 800 employees to 2,000 employees by FY22. Jaro Education has chalked its growth plan to harness the power of the new-age learning addressing the needs of working professionals to ensure career advancement.

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Bentley Systems Announces the Year in Infrastructure 2021 Founders’ Honorees




Bentley Systems Announces the Year in Infrastructure 2021 Founders’ Honorees

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the Year in Infrastructure 2021 Founders’ Honorees. During the 2021 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards virtual event today, 22 Founders’ Honorees were recognized, representing organizations or individuals whose undertakings contribute notably to infrastructure advancement and/or environmental/social development goals.


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Bentley Systems Announces the Year in Infrastructure 2021 Founders’ Honorees

Bentley Systems founders Keith and Greg Bentley, and Bentley’s Director of ES(D)G Rodrigo Fernandes, reviewed the compelling credentials of 18 Honorees selected from 230 organizations who submitted nominations for the company’s annual Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure program. Chief Acceleration Officer Santanu Das recognized three Honoree organizations respectively for Infrastructure IoT, iTwin Enterprise, and iTwin Entrepreneur. Nick Smallwood, CEO, on behalf of the U.K.’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority, was honored for ES(D)G Advocacy.


The Year in Infrastructure2021 Founders’ Honorees are:


ES(D)G Honoree for Affordable and Clean Energy
Fujian Yongfu Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
Fujian Changle Zone C Offshore Wind Farm
Changle/Fuzhou, Fujian, China


ES(D)G Honoree for Climate Action
Evides NV
Pumping Energy Optimization and CO2 Reduction Evides Case Study
Rotterdam, Netherlands


ES(D)G Honoree for Sustainable Cities and Communities
Tree Modeling and Feature Extraction Using Mobile Mapping
Mendoza, Argentina


For 4D Design Review
PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda)
MRT Jakarta Phase II
Jakarta, Indonesia


For 4D Digital Twins Advancement
TH 169: Redefine Elk River
Elk River, Minnesota, United States


For As-Operated Digital Twin
CNOOC Energy Development Design and R&D Center
Digital Twin Project of the FPSO Offshore Oil Gathering and Transportation Platform
South China Sea, Guangdong, China


For Collaborative Success
Wood Bentley Digital Community Collaborative Portal
United Kingdom


For Comprehensive Collaboration
CES_SDC Pte Ltd & AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd
Tuas Water Reclamation Plant – Contract C4A – BioSolids & Digesters


For Comprehensive Project Digital Twin
China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group Co., Ltd.
Application of BIM Technology in the Design of Xi’an-Shiyan High-Speed Railway
Xi’an, Lantian, Shangluo, Shanyang, and Shiyan; Shaanxi and Hubei; China


For Digital Adaptation
AFRY & Tyréns Consortium
East Link
Stockholm, Sweden


For Digital Integrator
Mott MacDonald and National Grid
London Power Tunnels 2
London, United Kingdom


For Digital Twins R&D
Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
The Application of Digital Twin Technology in the Full Lifecycle of Offshore Wind Power Projects
Beijing, China


For ES(D)G Advocacy
Nick Smallwood (on behalf of Infrastructure and Projects Authority)
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
United Kingdom


For Global Future-proofing
Brigantium Engineering
ITER: In-Pit Activities for Tokamak Assembly
St. Paul-les-Durance, Bouches-du-Rhone, France


For Going Digital in Education
Center for Industrial Technological Studies and Services No. 33
CETIS 33 BIM Workshop
Mexico City, Mexico


For Infrastructure IoT
GZA GeoEnvironmental
United States


For iTwin Enterprise
Consilience Analytics
United States


For iTwin Entrepreneur
United States


For National Digital Twin
Singapore Land Authority
Advancing Singapore National 3D Reality Mapping for a Changing World


For Pandemic-proof Execution
PT Hutama Karya (Persero)
Modification of Surabaya – Gresik Toll Road Interchange
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia


For Project Delivery Visibility
Zachry Industrial, Inc., a Zachry Group Company
Golden Pass LNG Export Project
Sabine Pass, Texas, United States


For Virtuoso Invention
NP Singh
GMW Pvt. Ltd.


To view the project descriptions and access the images, visit the Founders’ Honorees webpage. Detailed descriptions of all nominated projects will be published in the print and digital versions of Bentley’s 2021 Infrastructure Yearbook in early 2022. To review the past editions of this publication, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.


Watch the executive sessions and the Going Digital Awards finalists’ presentations from the 2021 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards virtual event on-demand here.




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About Bentley Systems


Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geosciences software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.


© 2021 Bentley Systems, Incorporated. Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, iTwin, MicroStation, ProjectWise, and Seequent are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.



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