Jotun Paints Plays Key Role in Renovation of Egypt's Al Tahrir Square

Leading paint manufacturer supports Egyptian community to restore various landmarks damaged by recent protests

Jotun Paints, one of the world's leading producers and supplier of paints and coatings, has announced that it has donated essential materials like paints and tools that can be used in the ongoing efforts to renovate Egypt's now famous Al Tahrir Square. Employees from Jotun Egypt joined other civic oriented groups in activities aimed at the renovation and beautification of what has now been dubbed as Egypt's rebuilding campaign. During the day-long event, Jotun employees provided their time and effort in repainting the street sidewalks of Al Tahrir and cleaning other areas behind the square.

Aside from the renovation activities directed towards Al Tahrir Square, Jotun has also contributed in providing essential materials for similar renovation efforts in other parts of Egypt that were affected with the protests. The company also participated in renovating areas around the Shooting club in Doki and most of the streets and squares in Heliopolis and some areas in Al Khanka in Al Kaliobia governorate. Moreover, Jotun will soon open a Facebook page highlighting all the CSR activities it has undertaken in Egypt and will also highlight its upcoming CSR projects. This will also be an ideal medium for anyone to contact the company to recommend other areas in Egypt that need restoring, and also join in as volunteers with other groups.

"Jotun is eager to play a key role in the move to renovate Al Tahrir Square and other places that were heavily affected by the number of protests that happened in the last few weeks. We have donated paints, tools and even the time and efforts of our employees so that we can rebuild and beautify the places that now stand as important icons of our nation," said Mohamed Hashem, Decorative Marketing Manager, Jotun Paints.

About Jotun
Founded in 1926 in Norway, Jotun - one of the world's leading paint manufacturers, established its presence in the Middle East in 1974, with Jotun UAE Ltd. Ever since, Jotun has expanded dramatically throughout the region and is the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification. Jotun has consistently invested in state of the art factories including the recently opened plant in the Al Quoz area of Dubai, UAE - the biggest worldwide for Jotun and the Middle East.

Jotun has been at the forefront in terms of developing products specifically suited to local conditions. Three decades of experience in the Middle East region, has helped the company produce a variety of conventional and specialized coatings - each incorporating the latest technological developments while offering performance with economy - catering to the various product segments and demands of the different markets. Today, Jotun's diverse product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor/Concrete Protection, Powder Coatings and Intumescent Coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company's reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.

For more information, please contact:
CommuniGate Middle East
PO Box 66861, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3988134
Fax: +971 4 3988137

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