The Egyptian economy has witnessed a significant GDP growth increasing from 2.1% in 2012/13 to 4.2% in 2014/15 due to improving political conditions and introduction of heavy energy subsidies for the development of energy intensive industries. According to the Ministry of Finance, the 2016-2017 budget estimates a total expenditure of $98.4 billion and revenue of $64.5 billion with a view to achieve an economic growth rate of $5.2% in 2016/17. The draft budget presents a total subsidy of $13.3 billion, of which over $4.7 billion will be allocated for a food and farmers.
The African Infrastructure Tracker: Egypt details the infrastructure developments in Road, Rail, Port, Airport, Energy, Telecommunications, Water, Wastewater, Education, and Health. Investment into these projects is assessed, along with major funders and stakeholders in these projects. Challenges to the development of specific projects is also analysed to give a greater understanding of any project delays or cost implications in the future. The period of analysis includes all current, ongoing, and planned future infrastructure projects, both in the private and public sector. The base year for the study is 2016 and includes planned projects for the next 5 years.
Key infrastructure sectors covered in this research:
The major end customers include:
- Automotive and transportation
- Heavy industries - Mining
- Other industries relying on infrastructure
Key Issues Addressed
- What are the major infrastructure investments?
- What is the amount of investment into each sector?
- What are the major threats to completion of infrastructure projects?
- Who are the major investors and construction companies in the major infrastructure projects?
- What are the financing dynamics involved in infrastructure projects?