Egyptian-Emirati company to manufacture a dual-fuel pickup, called EM

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Ahmad Abdel-Rahman explains how the latest cooperation agreement between the UAE and Egypt is a boon to Egypt.

The Ministry of Military Production plans to establish an Egyptian/Emirati company to produce and manufacture cars that run on natural gas as well as gasoline with Egyptian labourers, Engineer Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, said in a statement. This initiative is to achieve Egypt's 2030 vision to localise modern industrial technologies and create professional technical groups, he said.

The statement came during the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between the Egyptian Ministry of military Production and Emirati M Glory Holding Company on 9 August 2021, for the manufacture of pickup cars. It was attended by engineer Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, and Minister of Commerce and Industry Nevin Gamea. The contract was signed by Eng. Mohamed Salah El-Din Mostafa, vice president of the National Authority for Military Production, managing director and engineer Mokhtar Atta Khairy, chairman of the Board of Directors of Helwan Machinery and Equipment Company and  Magda El-Azazy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirati M Glory Holding. The signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Military Production in Al-Salam City.

Morsi said that the shareholders in the company include the National Authority for Military Production, Military Factory 999, and the Emirati M Glory Holding. A company under the name of the Egyptian-Emirati Automotive Manufacturing Company , called EM, would be established to produce, manufacture and market cars. . This cooperation means vehicles will be produced that are more environmentally friendly, and reduce harmful emissions.

Morsi pointed out that this cooperation will make the most of the resources and mineral wealth available in Egypt.

Egyptian-Emirati cooperation to manufacture a dual-fuel pickup, EM

AhmadAbdel-Rahman explains how the latest cooperation agreement between the UAE andEgypt is a boon to Egypt.

The Ministry of Military Production plans to establish an Egyptian/Emirati company to produce and manufacture cars that run on natural gas and gasoline with Egyptian labourers, engineer Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, said in a statement to the media. This initiative is to achieve Egypt's 2030 vision to localise modern industrial technologies and create professional technical groups, he said.

The statement came during the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between the Egyptian Ministry of military Production and Emirati M Glory Holding Company for the manufacture of pickup cars. It was attended by engineer Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for military production, and Minister of Commerce and Industry Nevin Gamea, on August 9. The contract was signed by eng. Mohamed Salah El-Din Mostafa, vice president of the National Authority for Military Production, managing director and engineer Mokhtar Atta Khairy, chairman of the Board of Directors of Helwan Machinery and Equipment Company and Dr. Magda El-Azazy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirati "M Glory" company. The signing ceremony was held at the sector of the Ministry of Military Production in Al-Salam City.

Morsi added that the shareholders in this company include the National Authority for Military Production, Military Factory 999, and the Emirati M Glory Holding company. It was agreed to establish a company under the name of the Egyptian-Emirati Automotive Manufacturing Company, EM, to produce, manufacture and market cars. This cooperation means vehicles will be produced that are more environmentally friendly and will reduce harmful emissions.

Morsi pointed out that this cooperation comes within the framework of  making the most of the resources and mineral wealth available and enabling the auto industry. This is in light of the directives of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to implement an ambitious plan to expand the use of natural gas as a fuel for cars and to take advantage of the availability of recent gas discoveries in Egypt.

In turn, Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevin Gamea said that the production of the EM pickup car in Egypt represents an important step towards shifting towards clean energy, deepening this vital industry locally, and attracting new investments. Gamea also affirmed the Egyptian government's interest in making the best use of Egypt's natural gas wealth and maximising its benefit. This will contribute to preserving the environment and reducing air pollution. 

She also praised the important role of the Ministry of Military Production in producing this type of car in Egypt. The minister pointed to  enhancing joint industrial cooperation between the government and various international and national companies working in the field of vehicle production to localise this advanced industry and transfer global experiences and technologies.

Magda Al-Azazi, Chairman of the board of directors of M Glory Holding, also explained that the company specialises in the production and manufacture of cars in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and has considerable experience in establishing and managing vehicle companies and factories. Al-Azazi added that the production capacity resulting from this cooperation is expected to reach 12,000 cars annually to meet the needs of the local and African market. Production will start in the first half of 2022, she said

Al-Azazi indicated that this car will have many benefits. It not only has the highest engine capacity for pickup cars on the market, but it also has the European E-mark certification. The new car also has comfortable seats, strong air conditioning, and high safety measures, and it operates in temperatures suitable for the Middle East, the Gulf and Africa, she said. This is in addition to its ability to operate on all kinds of roads.

The media advisor to the Minister of State for Military Production and the official spokesperson for the ministry, Mohamed Eid Bakr, explained that the ministry is keen to continue fruitful cooperation with the Emirati side in various fields of manufacturing and open new horizons for cooperation with various Emirati companies. This comes in light of the ministry's policy aimed to transfer and localize modern manufacturing technologies in Egypt. This will support the country's sustainable development strategies by relying on its manufacturing capabilities and available local resources.


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