The land of the ancient pyramids is facing a modern building boom

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The land of the ancient pyramids is facing a modern building boom

Egypt is home to the most famous historic monuments that represent the country’s long traditions in construction. The oldest pyramids were built over 5,000 years ago and they still stand as testament to the ancient builders’ professionalism. Today’s Egypt continues to develop fast and is now facing an urban renaissance. The government is increasing its investments in infrastructure. As the Egyptians’ living standard improves, the demand for affordable high-quality housing is rapidly increasing

Egypt – country facts Facts: Population: 83,079,636 (2011) Area: 1,001,450 km2 Capital: Cairo 16 million inhabitants Other major cities: Alexandria (6 million), Aswan, Asyut, Port Said Form of state: republic Life expectancy: 72.6 years Languages: Arabic (official), English, French GDP: 218.5 billion USD (2010 est) Per capita GDP: 6,500 USD (2011 est) GDP growth: 1.2% (2011 est) Recent history: Despite the relatively strong economic growth in recent years, living conditions for the average Egyptian remained poor and contributed to public discontent. After unrest erupted in January 2011, the Egyptian government drastically increased social spending to address public dissatisfaction, but political uncertainty at the same time caused economic growth to slow significantly, reducing the government's revenues. Tourism, manufacturing, and construction are among the hardest hit sectors of the Egyptian economy, and economic growth is likely to remain slow at least through 2012. Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc. Imports: Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products, fuels Modern Company for Concrete Products – company facts Modern Company for Concrete Products in Egypt is part of Sabbagh Sharabati group (founded 1978). Sharabati Group is one of the leading names in the textile industry in the Middle East. It employs 3,500 people in Syria and Egypt. The CEO and founder is Mr Mohamed Kamel Shabbagh Sharabati. Facts of the new precast factory - First complete precast plant (delivered by Elematic) in Egypt began production in 2011 in Al Sadat City, Central Egypt. - Plant capacity: 1,300m2 of hollow-core slabs daily - Manufactures façades, wall elements, and staircases as well as complete precast buildings. - Plant consists of: • Batching and mixing plant equipment • Concrete distribution system • Hollow-core slab production line • 6 casting beds each 150m long • Extruder E9 with nozzle modules for production of 160mm, 200mm, 400mm and 500mm thick hollow-core slabs + exchange parts to produce 265mm and 320mm thick hollow-core slabs • Slab saw EL1300 • BedMaster EL400 • 4 hydraulic tilting table molds 4.5 x12.5m • TT-slab mold 3.0 x 120m • Comcaster casting machine • ELiPLAN • Extension of battery mold with 6 slots, 3.1 x 8.1m

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