Egypt, China discuss cooperation on sand-to-cell manufacturing

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi met with representatives from CHINT Group and Inara Group, on Monday, to discuss joint cooperation to establish a solar cell production complex using sand.

During the meeting, Morsi reviewed the latest negotiations with a number of Chinese companies to establish an industrial complex for the production of solar panels. He also noted the Egyptian government’s interest in generating electric power from natural resources.

He said that producing solar cells will exploit Egypt’s natural resources, including sun and sand, in a way that achieves maximum benefit and doubles the added value. He also said that this meeting follows the cooperation protocol signed last April with Inara company, which will see the two sides cooperate in producing solar panels using Egyptian quartz.

Morsi affirmed his ministry’s aspiration to support local manufacturing and localise modern technology to produce solar panels, in cooperation with international companies. He said that, for the first time in Egypt, this project will achieve a qualitative leap in the field of manufacturing solar energy, enabling it to open new horizons with other countries.

CHINT Group representative Ashraf Hilal confirmed his company’s readiness to cooperate with Egypt’s military production companies and concerned authorities. This will contribute to the implementation of solar energy projects, and transfer Chinese technology in this field to Egypt’s military production companies.

Inara Group Chairperson Sherif El-Gabali said that, according to the cooperation protocol signed between the company and Egyptian government, both sides have started to implement the solar panel project in cooperation with Chinese and international partners.

During the meeting, the three parties agreed on forming a joint committee to study the possibility of cooperation in order to establish a solar cell complex in Egypt.

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