China's Xinxing to venture $2bn in Suez Canal Economic Zone


Egypt's cabinet said that the Chinese business Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes is to invest $2 billion in iron and steel plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

The plants would produce iron pipes and steel goods, including for export, in an industrial zone created by China's Tianjin TEDA at the Egyptian Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna.

The statement comes as Egypt works to attract international investment while facing severe economic pressure and a lack of foreign money.

China's Cosco Shipping Ports and Hong Kong's CK Hutchison Holding announced earlier this month that they were investing in terminals at the ports of Ain Sokhna and Alexandria, respectively. Additionally, the Egyptian cabinet reported that China Energy was interested in investing in a sizable green hydrogen project in Egypt.

This month, Abu Dhabi Ports also announced investments in the Safaga port on the Red Sea and the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

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