Mercedes-Benz to supply Egypt 2,500 ambulances as part of $190m agreement

German automaker Mercedes-Benz will start supplying from this month 2,510 ambulances and mobile medical clinics to the Egyptian Health ministry as part of a deal estimated at around $190 million, Arabian Finance reports.

The health ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed in a statement said the procurement is part of the national project for rural development and the initiative of Haya Karima (A Decent Life).

Mercedes-Benz will deliver 1,510 ambulances from now until mid-2022, and 1,000 ambulances and mobile medical clinics by beginning of 2023, Megahed reportedly said.

Egypt, according to Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, has increased spending in health sector by $1 billion during the current fiscal year 2021/2022.

The sector is currently running on $17.5 billion, Maait has indicated.

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