Cement manufacturer Lafarge Egypt partners NRC to promote cement industry

EGYPTLafarge 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.

Both entities have allied to build upon NRC’s witnessed research capabilities & Lafarge Egypt’s seasoned expertise in the construction sector which will leveraging their mutual potentials.

“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.

“Sharing the same values, NRC & Lafarge Egypt will set a solid foundation for the 5G Industry based on Egypt’s Vision 2030 Strategy and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

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.

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