Abdel Fattah El Sisi has called for localising the electric car industry in Egypt in such an integrated manner that goes beyond the assembling stages.gyptian President
The president’s remarks came during his meeting Sunday with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and some Cabinet ministers and top government officials to review the national strategy for localising the electric vehicle industry, Presidency Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi said.
During the meeting, the president called for achieving the main objectives of this strategy, especially regarding the transition from part assembling to a modern and comprehensive stage that includes car manufacturing and increasing the local component’s share in production.
This comes as part of relying on clean energy through the production of vehicles which operate with electricity and natural gas to meet the needs of the Egyptian market for such cars, the president said.
The meeting also featured a review of the efforts to localise the automobile and electric vehicle industry in Egypt by boosting local manufacturing and co-operating with international companies specialised in this field to benefit from their expertise as well as from the latest world technologies.
This will support the gradual transition to the use of vehicles that depend on electricity and natural gas in order to keep pace with global advances in the automotive industry and preserve the environment, in addition to strengthening the state’s efforts to expand strategic projects with a social, economic and environmental dimension.
Following the review meeting on electric car industry localisation, President Sisi conferred with Prime Minister Madbouli and senior state officials to look into the national project for manufacturing industrial production machines with the use of automated digital control technology, the spokesman said in a separate statement.
During the meeting, President Sisi gave directives for accelerating the implementation of this project given its potential for supporting the state’s strategy for creating a qualitative leap in the local industry and acquiring the technological capability in the digitised industry. The aspired capability, the president emphasised, should involve the introduction of artificial intelligence and information technology-based production lines.
The president also urged that due attention be paid to the development of human resources, especially through the launching of such training courses that qualify human cadres to absorb modern technology and deliver their tasks with high efficiency, Spokesman Radi said.