Mohamed El Mohandes, Chairman of the Chamber of Engineering Industries, Federation of Industries, revealed that the Chamber is preparing to visit the governorates of Upper Egypt on 19 February 2019. The visit is scheduled to include the governorates of Assiut, Menia, Sohag and Beni Suef, pointing out that it is scheduled to organize a forum for manufacturers of the engineering sector, In Sohag Governorate.
The engineer added that the aim of these visits is to increase the percentage of the local component in the engineering industries and replace them with the imported components. He pointed out that the aim of the forum is to create integration between the manufacturers and face imports in order to provide hard currency. , In addition to trying to upgrade exports of engineering goods.
The Engineering Industries Chamber has conducted a number of tours in factories in different governorates, but the direction during the next phase targets the governorates of Upper Egypt, according to the Engineer, where the percentage of the local component 72% in the engineering industry during the current year, and the target to increase to 80% in 2019.