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CAIRO - 18 March 2019: Executive Director of the Cement Division at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) Noha Bakr on Monday said Egypt’s cement production stands for 83 million tons a year.
Bakr made her statements at a two-day Coaltrans conference, which kicked off on Monday in Cairo in the presence of cement producers from all over the world.
She said that Egypt has 48 production lines nationwide, noting that the country has depended on coal-based cement production after the industry suffered lack of natural gas supply between 2011 and 2014.
Bakr added that the cement sector provides jobs for some 50,000 of direct labor and 200,000 of indirect labor working in 20 foreign investment companies, which constitute 52% of the sector.