Sector Economic Development
Program/Project Title Technical Assistance to Implement the “ROBBIKI LEATHER CITY – RLC” Relocation Project
Location Robbiki industrial zone
Duration 24 months
Start – End date 01.05.2017 – 31.04.2019
Budget 6.000.000 Euro
Aid Channel Bilateral
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Trade
Implementing Institution AICS Cairo
Description The project follows the ambitious “Robbiki Program” launched in 2004 by the Egyptian Government and targeted to: (i) the creation of a new industrial district for leather processing in the Robbiki industrial zone, about 50 Km from Cairo (Robbiki Leather City – RLC); and (ii) the subsequent transfer to the district of all production activities related to the leather tanning that are located in the central Old Cairo area of Magra el Eyoun, where are carried by outdated and highly polluting production means. Up to date, the infrastructure of the RLC have been completed, thanks to a major contribution of the Italian Cooperation. With the present initiative is meant to conclude what has been achieved, continuing to support the Tanners in the decisive phase of the transferring to RLC and upgrading the leather production activities. The initiative is focused to support the management of the Leather Tanning Technology Center (LTTC) and the RLC’s common facilities.
Expected Results 1. Support to individual business plan for removal of the old tanneries from MEE to RLC and setup of the new

2. Technical assistance for the management of the Common Facilities in RLC

3. Technical assistance for the organization of the LTTC

4. Supply of Necessary Equipment for the Performance of the LTTC Services

Target Beneficiaries Tanning industry sector
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