FILE - Construction workers are seen on the outskirts of Cairo - Reuters
CAIRO – 4 November 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting with China State Construction Engineering's board of directors, where the company agreed to bear the cost of training 10,000 Egyptian workers in the construction field.
On the second day of his visit to China's Shanghai, Madbouly told the officials of the Beijing-based CSCEC, which is responsible for carrying out construction works in the Central Business District (CBD) in Egypt's New Administrative Capital, that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi follows up on the developments in the new capital on daily basis.
Madbouly said that buildings of the ministries and government institutions in the new capital are being constructed in fast pace by Egyptian companies, urging the Chinese companies to work as fast.
Madbouly, who also serves as Egypt's housing minister, has visited China, along with Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar.
Madbouly is set to attend the China International Import Expo 2018 scheduled to kick off on Monday, Nov. 5 on behalf of President Sisi.
For his part, Chairman of the CSCEC, Juan King, said that there will be no delay in the construction works, adding that a meeting will be held in the company to send extra experts to Egypt to train the Egyptian workers.
CSCEC is also responsible for building the highest ever skyscraper in the new capital's district.
Madbouly also met with the board of directors of the Chinese consortium Shanghai Electric and Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC), where they reviewed developments in the construction of Red Sea governorate's Hamrawein's coal-fired power plant.
The plant is estimated to cost some $4.2 billion, and is set to generate 6,000 megawatts using clean coal technology, which is a collection of technologies aiming to reduce the negative impact of coal energy generation on the environment. The Hamrawein's plant is set to be the largest coal-fired power plant in the Middle East and Africa.