Trade and Industry Ministry is to establish a city for manufacturing furniture in Damietta, 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Cairo, very soon.
Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said Saturday the city would be built on a space of 331 feddans.
The ministry is caring for taking all executive steps to construct the city in a short time, the minister added.
Abdel Nour made these remarks during his meeting with the Chairmen of Egyptian Furniture Export Council (EFEC) and of the Chamber of Wood Working & Furniture Industries.
During the meeting, the minister reviewed the initial design for the city in addition to manufacturers and exporters’ needs for spaces for workshops and factories.
The meeting was held in the presence of Industrial development Authority’s Chairman Ismail Gaber and Industrial Modernisation Centre’s (IMC) Executive Director Ahmed Taha.
Moreover, the ministry is currently coordinating with Damietta’s governor, EFEC, and furniture industries chamber to finish the general design of the city as soon as possible to start implementing it, Abdel Nour noted.