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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Egypt 2019

This section includes information on hotels, government offices and other listings, alongside useful tips for visitors on topics like currency, visas, language, communications, dress code, business hours and electricity.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Egypt 2019

This chapter introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Egypt, in partnership with Helmy, Hamza & Partners. It also contains a viewpoint with Mohamad Talaat, Managing Partner, Helmy, Hamza & Partners.

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Egypt 2019

In conjunction with RSM, this chapter explores the taxation system and Egypt’s efforts to build an investor-friendly environment. It also contains a viewpoint with Cherif Hammouda, Managing Partner, RSM Egypt.

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Egypt 2019

Though the Egyptian health care system is character¬ised by a pluralistic mix of public facilities, it has been strained by rapid population growth and relatively low levels of funding. Consequently, most Egyptians opt for private facilities, fuelling high levels of out-of-pocket expenditure and increasing desire for private insurance. In response, the government has initiated several reforms aimed at improving quality and access to health care services for its population. Demand for medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and health care facilities are likely to follow, offering continued private sector growth and opportunity. In the same manner, Egypt’s burgeoning population and a high num¬ber of new entrants to Egypt’s education system have generated growing demand for facilities. However, strain on the public system has led to challenges in producing internationally competitive graduates. In an effort to improve the quality of its human capital, the government has begun to overhaul the pre-university education system and has opened the higher education segment to international universities. Additional funding and private sector support are required to assist the Egyptian government in achieving its targets. This chapter contains an interview with Mohamed El Kalla, CEO, Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development.

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Egypt 2019

Following a turbulent period from 2011 to 2016 the Egyptian tourism sector has experienced consistent growth. The industry recorded gradual growth in arrivals and revenue in 2017 and 2018. Although visitor numbers have not yet been restored to their pre-2011 levels, occu¬pancy rates have increased across the country, with Cairo experiencing its highest occupancy levels since 2010. New source markets are continuing to grow while traditional markets are returning, raising optimism in government and among investors that the sector will flourish throughout 2019 and beyond. This chapter contains an interview with Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Tourism.

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Egypt 2019

Egypt’s natural competitive advantages should allow its agriculture sector to strengthen as the economy recovers over the near term, and recent government policy has allowed for an increase in the recommended sale prices for several crops, helping sustain the livelihoods of millions of Egyptians that depend on farming. Furthermore, the establishment of clearer quality standards is already helping to drive exports to new markets in Asia. Ongoing strategies that safeguard diminishing water resources and farmland should enhance the sector’s development, while further integration of distribution channels could assist small-scale farmers in accessing export markets. Coordination between agriculture production and processing capacity also has the potential to boost revenues. This chapter contains an interview with Alaa Diab, CEO, Agriculture Group – PICO.