Secretary-General of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Abdul Wahab Zayed said the UAE government would implement three projects for the production of dates in Egypt, with investments totalling 40 million pounds.
In statements to MENA on Monday, Zayed said the first project will be for the development and operation of Siwa dates factory, which has already put Egyptian dates on the international market’s map.
The second project is related to a dates factory that will be inaugurated in the New Valley governorate within six months at a cost of 15 million pounds.
Regarding the third project, it will be connected with drawing up a strategy for making Egypt a hub for planting, processing and exporting dates, the UAE official noted.
Meanwhile, Zayed stressed the importance of the Siwa dates exhibition, which attracts many exporters especially from Asia and helps in opening new markets for Egyptian dates in different parts of the world.