Egypt Construction

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Egypt 2020

In recent years the government has placed a strong emphasis on infrastructure and construction as a key engine of urban growth and financial stability. Although Covid-19 has halted progress on a number of upcoming projects, demand for housing and infrastructure should remain stable as the country’s population continues to rise. Longer-term growth is also likely to be fuelled by the growing...

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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Since the country embarked on an ambitious IMFbacked economic reform programme in November 2016 the government has placed a strong emphasis on infrastructure and construction as a key engine of urban growth and financial stability. In the FY 2019/20 budget LE140bn ($8.6bn) was earmarked to obtain new resources, develop infrastructure, and...

 

The outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020 brought disruption to all sectors of the economy, and the real estate market was no exception. While the full impact of the pandemic remains to be seen, the real estate sector is likely to experience difficulties in the shorter term as state funds are redirected to tackling the crisis. However, the...

 

In recent years infrastructure and real estate development have been important growth drivers for the construction industry, and the government has highlighted the need for private investment to take on a larger role in the sector. Indeed, much of the growth in construction activity has been accelerated by the private sector, as a result of...

 

How are the development of new cities and demographic changes reshaping market demand and impacting real estate in existing cities?

 

Egypt’s economic reforms, such as the flotation of the pound in late 2016, the reduction of fuel subsidies and the wave of inflation that followed, have broadly affected household purchasing power in recent years. In turn, this has caused a fall in demand for real estate and impacted the sector’s overall performance. This has been compounded...

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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