Contract awarded for wheat silos in Egypt

June 9, 2014 12:58 pm

Egypt and the UAE have awarded the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation, an Egyptian state-run firm, the contract to build wheat silos that are a key part of the UAE’s $4.9bn aid package to Cairo, Reuters has reported. UAE minister of state, Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, said that work had begun on the silos project in Amiriya and Damietta, in the Nile Delta region north of Cairo, and that the timeline for their completion was 18 months. Egypt’s General Company for Silos and Storage will be the project’s implementing agency.