Ahmed Atef (Cairo)
Through the dredger “Tahya Misr” and the Egyptian Company for Black Sands, Egypt began dredging work on Egypt’s northern coasts overlooking the Mediterranean, to extract 41 metallic elements from the black sands, which are treasures that were untapped.
Although that sand was neglected, the state noticed that “radioactive sand” is involved in 41 activities, including the manufacture of aircraft and automobile structures, nuclear fuel casings, petroleum pipelines, paints and prosthetic teeth.
Studies conducted on the sand in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate confirm that it contains approximately 250 million tons of black sand and another reserve equal to 200 billion.
Egypt’s investments in black sand amount to one billion pounds to realize a dream that lasted more than 30 years, in cooperation between the Egyptian Black Sand Company as an Egyptian joint stock company and the Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, a contributing member of this company with the National Service Projects Authority, the Nuclear Materials Authority, the National Investment Bank, and the Egyptian Company for Mining Resources .