Egypt, Hungary discuss boosting coop. in manufacturing LED light bulbs

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 - 02:57 GMT

LED light bulbs with Edison screw- CC via Wikimedia

LED light bulbs with Edison screw- CC via Wikimedia

CAIRO - 21 June 2019: Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) Abdel Moneim el-Tarass on Friday discussed in a meeting with Hungarian Ambassador to Egypt Péter Kveck and CEO of Tungsram Group Joerg Bauer means of boosting bilateral cooperation in the field of manufacturing energy-saving LED light bulbs and street lighting lamps, in addition to producing water and gas meters.

During the meeting, el Tarass asserted the importance of fostering cooperation with Hungary, especially in light of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's directives to promote local manufacturing of energy-saving lighting equipment in collaboration with global companies.

Also, the AOI head said he probed with the CEO of Tungsram Group the possibility for injecting joint investments to meet the growing demand for these equipment in smart cities and roads in Egypt.

The AOI is aimed at fulfilling the local market needs of energy-saving lighting equipment and exporting surplus to Arab and African markets, el Tarass added.

For his part, the Hungarian company head lauded the AOI advanced manufacturing capabilities and its plans to deepen local manufacturing, as well as it participation in many development projects in Egypt, and the Arab and African region.

In a related context, Bauer said the Tungsram Group seeks to make good use of the AOI industrial base to satisfy the increasing demand for energy-saving equipment, which he described as a key step towards the localization of technology, in accordance with international quality standards in Egypt and the African region.

On his part, the Hungarian ambassador stressed that the next period is expected to see a strategic shift to the transfer and localization of technology, hailing the underway national projects carried out by the country, including the New Administrative Capital.

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