FILE-State Minister of Military Production Mohamed el-Assar
CAIRO - 9 May 2018: State Minister of Military Production Mohamed Saeed el-Assar witnessed inking a framework agreement between the National Organization for Military Production (NOMP) and the Chinese GCL group to produce solar panels.
In statements on Wednesday, Assar said that the aim of the agreement is to establish an industrial complex to produce solar panels with the capacity of 5 gigawatts annually.
The production of the panels will be divided into five stages starting from the extraction and purification of the Egyptian quartz until reaching the final stage of manufacturing solar cells and panels, he said.
Assar said that the military production companies will benefit from the Chinese expertise in the manufacture of Egyptian solar panels meeting the international high-quality criteria.
The Chinese side will train workers in the production lines to enable them to operate and maintain the factories producing solar panels, he said.
Cooperation between the military production companies and the Chinese group will also include the fields of research and development, he said.
The vice president of GCL said that the group is looking forward to cooperating with the Egyptian side in the green energy industry.