Egypt enjoyed robust economic growth over the past decade supported by rising exports, strong domestic consumption and high levels of investment. Major crucial milestones were achieved in 2015 in the energy sector and the government has been paying off some of its substantial debts to international energy companies. Structural and political reforms have increased confidence amongst local and international businesses and investors. The government now hopes to attract further investment to pursue major energy and infrastructure projects. It will be crucial to maintain investor confidence momentum and press ahead with major projects.