Last Tuesday, the British Ambassador in Egypt, Geoffrey Adams, posted on his Twitter account, “Delighted to witness, alongside the Minister of Military Production, UK company, BlueMAC, signing an MOU on the supply & co-manufacture of waste management solutions in Egypt. Great example of UK/Egypt business, leading to investment, transfer of technology, employment and exports.” Confused? Let’s elaborate a bit further.
It is no state secret that waste has been a national epidemic, growing each year by the “mountain-full”. Recently, several organisations and celebrities have been carrying out initiatives and campaigns to increase awareness on the matter and actually do something about this critical issue. Yet, a more powerful step has to be taken in order to create maximum impact on a larger scale. And that is what the government is currently doing.
The UK Embassy in Egypt posted on its Facebook page that the UK Company, BlueMAC, signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Organisation for Military Production to establish a waste management joint venture. The witnesses of the agreement included UK’s Trade Envoy to Egypt, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, and Minister of Military Production, General Dr Mohamed El-Assar.
According to their website, BlueMAC Manufacturing Ltd is a world leader in the design, planning, and building of waste recycling facilities and material processing systems, and works with clients across the globe, helping them create the perfect plant solution for their site, budget and material. Accordingly, BlueMAC will jointly manufacture, supply, and assemble high-tech waste management tailored solutions in Egypt.
Sir Geoffrey Adams stated, “This agreement reflects the UK’s commitment to cooperate with Egypt, and our objective to encourage business and investment across a wide range of sectors in the country. I look forward to seeing deeper cooperation between our countries in sectors that employ more Egyptians, and expand Egypt’s regional export reach.”