EGYPT – Lafarge Egypt, a construction materials company and a member of LafargeHolcim Group, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The National Research Centre (NRC) to promote the future of the Cement Industry in Egypt.
“Optimizing scientific innovations & comprehensive applied research, our promising collaboration shall bring to life high-end local products that can competently compete with imported equivalents,” President of the National Research Centre – Dr. Mohamed Hashem stated.
Dr. Hala Elkady and Eng. Ayman Wali , representatives of both parties, have further highlighted that the first phase of such fruitful collaborations hall comprise manufacturing cutting-edge materials from local elements.
Advanced stages shall encompass the production of multi-purpose ultra-lightweight concrete, as well as establishing affordable housing units.
In her capacity as a subject-matter expert in the African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Dr. Hala Elkady highlighted the NRC research endeavors, crowned by international acknowledgment& patents.
Hand in hand with Lafarge Egypt, NRC shall promote a number of sustainable construction materials that are Fire, Weather & Radiation resistance, with low permeability properties to properly serve mega national development projects.
“Being a member of LafargeHolcim Group, Lafarge Egypt has long pioneered in being a key player in the Egyptian construction market; dexterously utilizing R&D to promote exceptional building materials,” CEO of Lafarge Egypt – Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, said.
The signing ceremony was conducted by President of the National Research Centre -Dr. Mohamed Hashem, and CEO of Lafarge Egypt – Solomon Baumgartner Aviles.