Mohamed Hashem: “Sharing the same values, NRC & Lafarge Egypt will set a solid foundation for the 5G Industry in Egypt.”
Solomon Aviles: “Lafarge Egypt has long pioneered in being a key player in the Egyptian construction market; dexterously utilizing R&D to promote exceptional building materials.”
The National Research Centre (NRC) together with Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim Group, have recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding, thriving with the Cement Industry future in Egypt. Leveraging their mutual potentials, both entities have allied to build upon NRC’s witnessed research capabilities & Lafarge Egypt’s seasoned expertise in the construction sector.
“Optimizing scientific innovations & comprehensive applied researches, our promising collaboration shall bring to life high-end local products that can competently compete with imported equivalents. Sharing the same values, NRC & Lafarge Egypt will set a solid foundation for the 5G Industry based on Egypt’s Vision 2030 Strategy and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” President of the National Research Centre - Dr. Mohamed Hashem stated.
CEO of Lafarge Egypt - Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, highlighted: “Being a member of LafargeHolcim Group, Lafarge Egypt has long pioneered in being a key player in the Egyptian construction market; dexterously utilizing R&D to promote exceptional building materials.”
Dr. Hala Elkady and Eng. Ayman Wali – representatives of both parties, have further highlighted that the first phase of such fruitful collaborations hall comprise manufacturing cutting-edge materials from local elements. Advanced stages shall encompass the production of multi-purpose ultra-lightweight concrete, as well as establishing affordable housing units.
In her capacity as a subject-matter expert in the African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Dr. Hala Elkady highlighted the NRC research endeavors, crowned by international acknowledgment& patents. Hand in hand with Lafarge Egypt, NRC shall promote a number of sustainable construction materials that are Fire, Weather & Radiation resistance, with low permeability properties to properly serve mega national development projects.
The signing ceremony was conducted by President of the National Research Centre -Dr. Mohamed Hashem, and CEO of Lafarge Egypt - Solomon Baumgartner Aviles.
About Lafarge Egypt:
Lafarge Egypt’s operations inaugurated at Ain Al-Sokhna with one of the largest cement plants in the MENA region, distinguished with a total plant capacity of 10.2 MT and 5 state-of-the-art production lines. Powered by more than 2000 employees, and through its established business in cement, concrete and bags manufacturing, Lafarge Egypt is committed to providing sustainable building materials to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be individual home builders, large construction companies, architects or local artisans.
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