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Egypt contracts Samsung to localise tablet industry

The agreement stipulates the establishment of a factory in Beni Suef with investments of $30 million

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Mar 2021
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Egypt signed an agreement on Wednesday with the multinational conglomerate Samsung Group to localise the production of tablet devices required for the Egyptian educational process.

Egypt relies on tablets as part of its modern educational methods for school students in various grades. Students use tablets in classes and during exams.

Samsung has been a major provider for tablets to Egypt, especially the Samsung T585 model, for educational purposes. The step comes in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Education.

The Wednesday agreement with Samsung stipulates the establishment of a factory in Beni Suef governorate with total investments of $30 million to contribute to Egypt’s localisation plans, cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said.

Under the agreement, the Beni Suef factory will manufacture the T505N of 2020 to replace the T585 tablets handed to the students.

Production lines in the factory will release tablets with the seal “Made in Egypt” starting 2022, Saad said.

According to the agreement, the factory will produce newer tablet models with better specifications every two years.

Samsung will commit to providing technical support and maintenance services for tablet owners through more than 45 maintenance centres nationwide, Saad noted.

The new factory will contribute to providing 500 job opportunities, 1,000 training opportunities for students in the factory and other Samsung centres nationwide, Saad said.

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