Works at the first phase of Damietta Furniture City project are set to start in December 2016 with total cost estimated at 100 million Egyptian pounds (US$5.4 million).
Damietta governor Ismail Abd El Hamid stated Saturday that the city would encompass the largest furniture fair that would be built on an area of 330,000 square metres.
The governor made these remarks during a press conference held after his meeting with Egypt’s Cabinet to discuss important projects being executed in the governorate.
Around 103 projects are being implemented in Damietta governorate with total cost of 865 million pounds, Abd El Hamid stated, adding that government’s programme includes 88 different projects in housing sector.
Government’s programme for Damietta governorate encompasses four projects in housing sector, 11 projects in health sector, 16 projects in education sector, 12 projects in irrigation sector, and seven projects for youths.
Egypt targets achieving exports of one billion pounds after finishing Damietta Furniture City besides entering new markets in Africa and Europe, governor Abd El Hamid noted.
On other side, the governor and the Cabinet discussed establishing a second psychiatric hospital in Delta for during the meeting.