Investment Opportunities Available in Egypt

Private industry is looking to invest in Egypt, since both Egypt and the Middle East in general, appear to be growth areas with strong links to China. DHL Global Forwarding and GB Auto are both investing in Egypt.

Egypt may be letting more private sector investment into the freight transport sector. Egypt is developing a very active public-private partnership (PPP) market. The government has increased efforts privately to procure projects in utilities and social infrastructure and transport, and demand for basic infrastructure was strong, but cannot be met through public funds alone. Burdensome contract enforceability procedures and persistently high inflation are going to be the main impediments that could prevent the implementation of PPPs as seen by the government. Encouraged by recent PPP ventures and the completion of the stimulus plan, the government is reportedly planning transport concessions for highways and ports and the expansion of the Cairo Metro.