Egypt seals deal to manufacture Samsung tablets

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Egypt has signed an agreement with Samsung for the establishment of a tablet manufacturing factory in Egypt with an investment of about $30 million, for the education sector in the country.

The tablet factory, which is set to be located in Beni Suef, is part of a government strategy to localize the technology sector. It aims to produce up to one million devices annually.

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

Under the five year agreement, the factory will produce newer tablet models with upgraded specifications every two years and tablets will be released from the production lines with the “Made in Egypt” seal beginning 2022.

According to Egyptian cabinet spokesman Nader Saad, Samsung committed to providing technical support and maintenance services for tablet owners through more than 45 maintenance centres nationwide.

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