Shaq El-Tha’ban area, south of Cairo, is considered one of the important investment areas specialized in the marble industry.
It is located western Red Sea's Safaga town in the Eastern Desert.
In its monthly report, the council said the exports amounted to $50 million, against $49 million within the same period last year.
A statement issued by the council said the exports increased 60 percent during the aforementioned period registering $200 against $125 million in the corresponding period of the previous year.
In its monthly bulletin issued on Monday, the council said exports reached 850,955 tons at a value of $128 million compared with 563,611 tons worth $67 million a year earlier.
Aref confirmed in a statement , Tuesday, the start of transforming the marble and granite sector into digital, in order to be able to serve the sector workers and provide the services provided by the Chamber to its employees.
A cooperation protocol is being prepared to be signed between the AICS and the technological centers at the Egyptian Trade and Industry Ministry to help transfer the developed Italian expertise and industrial technologies to Egypt.
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The complex is considered to be the largest of its kind; Egypt Today presents in numbers the importance and the identity of this project.
The president also noted that meeting the Egyptians' needs is a great opportunity to reduce the import bill, providing hard currency and thousands of jobs.
“The complex was implemented in accordance with internationally recognized standards and provides 1,800 jobs for young people who have been recruited from Upper Egyptian governorates.”
The industrial complex comprises three major cement factories producing 20 percent of Egypt's cement production.
Exports of granite and marble rose 7 percent, reaching $47 million in the first three months of the current year, compared to $50 million during Q1 of 2017.
Egypt’s exports of gold and precious stones increased 37 percent year-on-year in January to record $339 million.
Egypt’s cement exports in 2017 increased 242 percent year-on-year to reach 2.75 million tons.
The office will offer financial, technical, training and marketing support for the projects in the area to enhance their productivity.
The construction company finished installing the highest quality of Thassos white marble on Al Azhar mosque’s ground.
xports included marble, car tires, fruits and vegetables, and phosphate.