Report sheds light on 4 Egyptian villages competing globally in certain industries



Thu, 20 Jul 2023 - 08:36 GMT


Thu, 20 Jul 2023 - 08:36 GMT

CAIRO – 20 July 2023: The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center released earlier this week a report on four Egyptian villages that have significance in certain industries on the global level.


One is Shubra Beloulah Al Sakhaweya, lying in Gharbia governorate, famous for growing jasmine. The report highlights that the global production of the crop is 14 tons. Half of those are cultivated in Egypt, including four tons in the aforementioned village and that are part of the making of many renowned global perfume brands.


Another outstanding village is Al Qaramus, located in Sharqia governorate, as it is the world's only in producing papyrus paper, carrying out the whole process starting the cultivation of the plant. They come out with mostly Ancient Egyptian drawings, but also nature scenery and calligraphy.


A third village is Al Nazla, situated in Fayoum, known for pottery. It is the top Egyptian exporter of pottery products to European and Arab countries. The most popular of those are Boukla, Zir, serving plates, and bean cooking pot.


The last village is Giza's Haraneya famed for handmade carpet production, as only cotton, wool, and natural dyes are used. The making of one square meter takes between six weeks and eight weeks, resulting in piece of arts that have turned the village into a tourist destination and a major exporter.



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