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Egypt to appoint its first woman governor

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Five new provincial governors are to be sworn-in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, including a woman for the first time.

Nadia Abdou will be become the first female governor in Egypt, local news portal VetoGate reported.

She will be named as governor of al-Beheira Governorate after her remarkable efforts to promote Hepatitis C treatment in the city, the report said.

Abdou was appointed as the deputy governor of Behiera in August 2013.

She graduated in 1968 with a degree in chemical engineering and then received a masters degree in health engineering from Alexandria Univeristy.

She also headed a drinking water company for 12 years.

Abdou was previously nominated to be a governor of Alexandria after receiving the Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Excellence Award for outstanding Arab women managers.