The agreement comes in line with the growing national shift
towards the use of vehicles that run on clean energy, Gamea says.
Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea and Minister of
State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi have witnessed the signing of
a cooperation agreement between the Tank Production and Repair Factory (Military
Factory 200) and MCV (Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles), in the field of
transferring and localizing electric bus manufacturing technology.
The protocol was signed by Rafiq Rizk, head of Military
Factory 200, and Karim Ghabbour, chairman and managing director of MCV, in the presence of Mohamed Mohamed Salah
El-Din Mostafa, vice chairman and managing director of the National
Organization for Military Production (NOMP), at the headquarters of the
Ministry of Military Production.
“The agreement comes in line with the growing national shift
towards the use of vehicles that run on clean energy,” Gamea said, pointing to the
latest presidential initiative launched at the “Go Green Exhibition,” Egypt’s
first expo for vehicle replacement and clean energy conversion technologies,
held in January.
She stressed the importance of expanding cooperation between the
government and various national and international carmakers, with the aim of
localizing electric car manufacturing and transferring car-building related
The ministry, she added, is currently developing a
comprehensive strategy for the auto industry and its feeding industries that
aims to establish a real national car industry that meets the needs of the
local market and export to regional and global ones.