Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday agreed with the CEO of the Italian Pedrini company to establish an integrated city for marble industry in the Red Sea's Galala area.
Head of Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Kamel el Wazir also took part in the meeting.
The city is planned to gather seven factories for producing marble, another for production requirements and a training institute of marble industry, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
He added that the complex will be launched as part of the major national projects currently being established and aim to maximize the benefits of Egypt's natural resources, develop the national industries, and provide new job opportunities for young people.
The project also aims to put Egypt on the global map of marble industry, meet the needs of the internal market and export surplus to provide hard currency, the spokesman explained.