Spotlight | Egypt
Faced with Cairo's military grip on industry, HeidelbergCement files for arbitration

HeidelbergCement has been on the Egyptian market since 2016 when it bought parts of the local company Suez Cement.
HeidelbergCement has been on the Egyptian market since 2016 when it bought parts of the local company Suez Cement. © heidelbergcement.com
First Vicat, now HeidelbergCement and its French and Italian subsidiaries have launched arbitral proceedings with the ICSID against the Egyptian state. This new setback for the cement sector, which is dominated by the army despite being open to foreign investors, could affect some of the major construction projects underway, not the least New Cairo City. [...]
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