Egypt, Italy sign agreement to support SMEs and Robbiki Leather City project

EGYPT – Egypt has signed an agreement with Italy that aim to support the Robbiki Leather City project technically and boost small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat and Italy’s ambassador to Egypt Giampaolo Cantini represented the countries in the signing which comes within the framework of bilateral cooperation agreements between the Egyptian and Italian governments. The first agreement is a grant of about €6 million (US$7.5 million) to finance technical assistance to complete the implementation of Robbiki Leather City, which aims to establish a city…

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Italian bottle screw-top maker Guala Closures opens US$5.5m factory in Kenya

KENYA – Guala Closures East Africa (GCEA) subsidiary of the Guala Closures Group (GCG), screw-top manufacturer, has opened its KSh570 million (US$5.5m) factory in Nairobi, Kenya. The Italian listed company has set up the plant in Kenya targeting to produce bottle caps for alcohol and beverage manufacturers across East Africa. The firm operates 29 production sites in five continents supplying alcoholic, edible oils and other bottled beverage makers services firms in 100 countries. GCEA currently supplies caps locally to leading brands like Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL), East African Breweries…

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