Egypt receives 37 applications for new coal-fired cement plants

Egypt receives 37 applications for new coal-fired cement plants
Published: 16 February 2016


A total of 37 companies have applied for licences to construct new coal-fired cement plants in nine governorates, Daily News Egypt reported on Saturday citing Egypt’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA). Ismail Gaber, head of the IDA, said the new licences aim to increase investments in the cement industry to meet local consumption.

Minister of Industry, Tarek Qabil, announced earlier this year that the IDA would issue licences to establish cement factories in the governorates of The deadline for receiving submissions is 10 May is 2016.

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