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Saudi Housing Minister Meets Egyptian Real Estate Developers

Saudi Housing Minister Meets Egyptian Real Estate Developers

Sunday, 3 October, 2021 - 09:45
The Egyptian Minister of Housing and his Saudi counterpart, with the head of the Talaat Moustafa group. (Photo: Asharq Al-Awsat)

The Egyptian-African Businessmen Association (EABA) organized an intensive meeting on Saturday in Cairo to discuss opportunities for real estate development in the Kingdom.

The meeting was attended by Majid Al-Hogail, Saudi Minister of Housing, Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, and Engineer Mohamed Albuty, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Housing Company, along with the EABA Construction and Building Committee, headed by Engineer Mahmoud Hegazy and a group of senior Egyptian real estate developers.

The Saudi side gave a detailed presentation of the Kingdom’s achievements over the past six years in the housing sector, emphasizing the role of the National Housing Company in this regard.

“All of this contributed to the growth of the volume of financing for real estate projects from 30 billion riyals to nearly 380 billion riyals during the last 5 years,” Al-Hogail said, pointing to the increasing demand on the integrated housing system implemented by Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi minister affirmed his full support for Egyptian real estate developers’ endeavor to work within the Kingdom, saying that Saudi Arabia was “proud of the Egyptian expertise and ready to strengthen cooperation in this field.”

For his part, Dr. Yousri El-Sharqawy, head of the Egyptian-African Businessmen Association, stressed that the Kingdom has provided a pioneering model in real estate development.

He added that the EABA was looking forward to establishing joint investments between the private sector and real estate developers under the auspices of the two countries’ leaderships.

On Friday, Eng. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, CEO and Managing Director of Talaat Moustafa Group, received the Saudi minister and his Egyptian counterpart, and the accompanying Saudi delegation, on a tour inside the city of Madinaty in New Cairo.

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