Egypt’s ECG says works will go on in Qatar despite rift

Egypt-based Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) is committed to continuing its works in Qatar despite Cairo’s recent decision to break off relations with Doha, its chairman Amr Allouba said Monday.

“Egypt’s decision to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar will not have any impact on our works there,” Allouba told Amwal Al Ghad.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain announced early Monday that they severed their ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives joined in later.

Allouba said in earlier statement that ECG’s volume of works in Qatar is worth more than $5 billion.

Founded in 1969, ECG is a joint stock company that offers a wide range of professional services. It was, by a group of highly qualified consultants, whose expertise in large and complex projects covers all major disciplines of design and construction services. ECG has successfully accomplished a large variety of impressive projects, covering all major fields of engineering, with a total constructed value in excess of $80 billion, according to the company’s website.

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