The Supreme Council for Media Regulation has organized a discussion
session to discuss Egypt’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and the Decent Life
Cairo- Sep 28, 2021
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR), led by journalist
Karam Gabr, has organized a discussion session with Minister of Trade and
Industry Nevine Gamea to discuss a number of topics, including: Egypt’s
participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and the Decent Life Initiative, with the
participation of chief editors of local newspapers and news websites.
“The government has made a serious effort to ensure the
success of the Egyptian participation in Expo 2020 Dubai,” Gamea said pointing
to the distinguished Egyptian-style pavilion at the Expo intended to reflect its
significance regionally and globally.
Egypt, she added, will be presented as a favorable investment
destination in the region, with its smart cities, industrial zones and the Suez
Canal economic zone.
She indicated that Egypt pavilion will stage 113 events,
during the duration of the Expo, on the topics of cities and urban development,
tourism, sustainable development, health, agriculture, women, and youth; in addition
to recreational and cultural ones.
The minister further noted that the pavilion received 10,000
visitors before the highly-anticipated grand opening on September 30 .
Concerning the Decent Life Initiative, Gamea said that it is
one of the key national projects adopted by the government to develop the
Egyptian countryside, under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to
advance the national industry and improve the quality of life of Egyptian people.
She added that the necessary measures are being taken to
establish 317 artisanal and professional industrial complexes in the main
villages. Seven were already launched in October in the governorates of Alexandria,
Red Sea, Al-Gharbeya, Beni Suef, Minya, Sohag and Luxor; while six are being
completed in Assiut, Aswan, Beheira, Qena and Fayoum.
In response to a question about the local industry and exports,
Gamea said that the Egyptian industry achieved high growth levels during the
last quarter of the fiscal year, and referred to the recently approved export
support program that includes various incentives, such as an 80% coverage of
shipping costs to Africa and others to support exports of ceramics and autos.