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    Tarek Nofal grows with lessons “work hard”, “never lie”, “no excuses”, and always “see the rose in the vase not the dust on the table” and do not say, “I can’t”. Accordingly, when life gave me a stone, I used it to build up.


    Tarek was born on March 27th. 1964 and grew up in Sohag, Egypt with four brothers and a sister. Tarek is the eldest son of a great father; Dr. Houssien Sabry Nofal. Tarek attended public schools in Sohag and Alexandria in Egypt and continued the preparatory and secondary schools in Jizan and then in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.


    In 1987, Tarek graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University to start working and promoted from Branch Sales Manager, Area Sales Manager to National Sales and Marketing Director for the market leaders in the pharmaceutical distribution field. He met the challenges to work Deputy General Manager, General Manager and Commercial Consultant for top Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics production companies that are over continuous 17 years of hard work and proven records of success.


    Tarek’s first real business opportunity came when he accepted condolences over the death of his father in July 23rd. 2000 to turn his father’s dream on to reality through starting-up a reputable project providing a valuable service to our people in Sohag. MASRYA, an organization began in the fourth quarter of year 2000 guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home as well as developing the foreign languages skills would be a valuable tool to find jobs.

    Under Tarek’s leadership, MASRYA’s mission has been to continually advance and improve educational industry, and to make learning easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading investment in development each year. In addition to his interest in educational services providence.


    Tarek founded Pharma Swift Company in 2003, which is a digital archive of arts of Pharmaceuticals and Para-Pharmaceuticals industry. Pharma Swift collaborated with a group of investors having new products and looking for sales, marketing, promotion and distribution rigid plans.


    In 2004, Dr. Nofal and a group of professionals established Armada Egypt Company. They started the business by hammering the concept of natural products use for healthy life and substituting the synthetic components in food, drugs, clothes, and cosmetics. Pharma Team is a department in Armada Egypt to help companies in screening, selecting, coaching their sales force, and had demonstrated a new model of outsourcing the sales department completely. Both Pharma Swift and Armada Egypt based in Cairo.


    SMART CLINICS in Sohag was the effective return to home. Tarek started his project to re-implement ethics in medical profession and hospital management.


    Tarek was married on Dec. 29, 1988, to the pharmacist Dr. Sanaa El Esily. They have one son and three daughters; Mohamed, Nada, Noha, and Hana. In July 2015, they be blessed granddaughters as nice triplets Lara, Tara and Tamara and in June 2022 they had another granddaughter; Kayan. Now, they have a new grandson; Junior Saad in November 2022.


    Tarek had been known as a professional manager, he was assigned from the Egyptian authorities to run the whole business of Muslim Brotherhood in Sohag, Egypt after the preventive judicial pronouncements. He was the Board Chairman of the most famous charity organization; Masjed El Sahaba and the largest private schools; El Da3wa El Islamia which are known as Al ARQAM. He had driven the business successfully from December 2014 into April 2021.



    His first name is Tarek, the middle name is Houssien Sabry and the last name is Nofal.


    Nofal bin Mohamed bin Ali bin Abd Allah bin Mansour bin Khalaf bin Ali bin Khalaf bin Ali bin Nofal bin Gomaz Alala bin Kasem bin Mehanna bin Houssien bin Mehanna bin Daood bin Kasem bin Abd Allah bin Taher bin Yahia bin Hasan bin Gaafar Alhay bin Abd Allah bin Al Hasan Al Sagheir bin Ali Zien Al Abdien bin Al Houssien bin Ali bin Aby Taleb and Fatema Al Zahraa bint the Prophet Mohamed. Accordingly Nofal family is one of Al ASHRAF STRAIN.


    Nofal sons stayed at Saudi Arabia in Serr & Fayda areas, some of them moved to Egypt to Qena and established Naoafla village, while others moved to Assiut and established Ezbet Nofal village. Huge groups of Nofal family members are resident in Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Libya and Middle Esat countries.



    Egypt enjoys a distinguished geographical location at the juncture of the ancient world continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. It has always been a place of inter-civilization reactivation between the East and the West as well as the North and the South. Egypt was also the crossing road of the heavenly religions of the world. The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the north-eastern corner of Africa and south-western Asia. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Palestine and Israel, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya.

    The country is about 1.085 km from north to south and about 1.255 km from east to west. It has a total area of 1,001,450 km2.

    Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula.
    Geographic coordinates: 27 00 N, 30 00 E
    Border countries: Gaza Strip 11 km, Palestine 266 km, Libya 1,115 km, Sudan 1, 273 km.

    Elevation extremes:

    -lowest point: Qattara Depression 436 m

    -highest point: Mount Catherine 2, 629 m


    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead and zinc.


    Egypt is 50 feet below sea level. Some important cities, towns, and places in Egypt are Cairo (the capital), Giza, Memphis, Thebes, Alexandria, Sohag, Suez Canal, Abu Simbel, Sinai Peninsula, and Rosetta.


    The Nile Delta is the only delta in Egypt and is 100 miles long and 155 miles wide. It is in the shape of a triangle. There are 5 important oases in Egypt and they are all located in the Libyan Desert. They are the Farafrah, Bahriah, Dakhla, Kharijah, and the Siwah oases.The area of Egypt is 386, 662 square miles. The distances from east to west are 770 miles and from north to south it is 675 miles.

    There are no forests in but there are date palms and citrus groves. Papyrus plants grow only near the Nile.

    "Egypt is the gift of the River Nile", said Herodotus, the great Greek historian, on his only visit to Egypt. There is no better way to trace the course of Egyptian history than to follow the course of the Nile.

    The Nile River is the longest river in the world, stretching for 4,187 miles. The Nile flows from south to north and is formed by three major tributaries: the White Nile, the Blue Nile and the Atbara.

    The Blue Nile has its source in the highlands of the African country of Ethiopia, by Lake Tana. The runoff from spring rain and melting snow caused the annual summer flood of the Nile that the Egyptians depended on for water to irrigate their crops, and deposit fertile top soil.

    Egyptian economy is the most varied of the Middle East economies, where sectors of tourism, agriculture, industry and service contribute at almost equal rates in the national production. Consequently, Egypt s economy is picking up development at increasing rates, based on a climate luring investments represented in proper legislation, convenient policy, internal stability, trade and market liberalization. This is besides what Egypt possesses of solid infrastructure of transportation, communication, energy sources, skillful manpower, modern industrial communities, banking system and stock market.

    Egypt has been always a country of tourism where people used to ‎visit and see its antiquities dating back to the various eras and ‎civilizations. In the recreational tourism domain, there are scores of ‎unique tourist destinations such as Sharm -el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Safaga ‎and others. Moreover, Egypt is renowned for therapeutically and ‎environmental tourism as well as other kinds such as Safari, conferences ‎and sports.‎

    The Islamic era in Egypt was generally the golden age for arts and architecture. The Pharaonic Era dates back to 3000 years B.C. till Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 323 B.C. During the Pharaonic Era, Egypt witnessed many aspects of progress and renaissance in all fields. Christianity entered Egypt in the half of the first century A.D. In 30 BC, Egypt was conquered by the Romans and was therefore rendered merely a province in their empire. It is due to its unique geographical position.



    Sohag (sō'hăg) or Sawhaj (sô'häj) Governorate is located at the center of Upper Egypt's. It lies south of Assuit, north of Qena, west of the Red Sea and East of the New Valley. It celebrates its national day on April 10 commemorating a victory over invading French troops led by Napoleon in Juhaina battle. Sohag city is the administrative center of Sohag Governorate.

    Sohag's total area is 6546 square kilometers of which nearly 1517.5 square kilometers are populated. The Governorate's population was estimated in 2021-2022 at nearly 5.5 million with an annual growth of rate of 1.67 percent. Sohag consists of 11 administrative districts: 11 cities, 268 villages and 1217 hamlets.

    Sohag is rich in natural resources particularly marble, ballast and argil. The most important crops are wheat, corn, onion, beans, cotton, and sugar cane. It is also famous for its industries such as sugar, textile, petrol, macaroni and furniture. The famous local industries ginned cotton and silk weaving It has an industrial zone in Kawthar suburb.

    Like many of Upper Egypt Governorates, Sohag boasts several monuments. It houses the relics of early ancient Pharaonic kings. Apart from Ebgo-Abydos, the hub of Pilgrims in ancient epochs, it also possesses a number of prestigious masterpieces of military, funereal and religious architecture. Near Baliana, there are some monuments of Abydos, the pilgrimage center in ancient Egypt including Temple of Seti I. Other religious tourist attractions are Sohag's Deir al-Abyad and Deir al-Ahmar (the White and Red Monasteries respectively).

    In Akhmim town, known in ancient times as Khenti Seti, there are the Akhmim monuments which consist of major Pharaonic remains such as the of Temple Ramses II with its four statues, including two of Ramses II, one of his daughter Meret Amun and another of a woman from the Ptolemaic era. Osiris Temple has a limestone edifice built by Seti in Monshah Town, the capital of Upper Egypt in the Graeco-Roman period. The town was constructed during the reign of Ptolemy I. It was the second capital of Egypt, after Alexandria, during the Ptolmic dynasty.

    In Sohag also, there are Al-Hawaweesh Tombs, which date back to the Old and Middle Kingdoms and Al-Salamoni Tombs, the wall of which show fine inscriptions combining both Egyptian and Greek arts. There is also Wadi-Bi'r el Ein, a valley with a water spring, believed to be effective in helping women conceive.

    Bait Khallaf Steps comprise two major brick steps dating back to the 3rd dynasty, and believed to be a secondary tomb for King Djoser, apart from the Sakkara step pyramid.

    Nag' el-Mashaikh, contains Ramses II's Temple, renovated by Minfitah (19th Dynasty) as well as stone tombs, prominent of which are those of Inhert-Mess, chief priest of Thess under King Minfitah's reign.

    The coast of Sohag over the Nile is 125 km long where it is located on both banks. Inside the Nile there are two great islands, the first is Karaman Island which has many investment projects, and the second is El-Zohoor Island which is marked by its chalets and social sport club.

    Day temperature during the winter months is around 21-27C while the night temperature falls to 6-12C. Summer is somewhat hot where the temperature reaches 37-39C during the day and about 20-23C in summer nights. Humidity varies over the year as lowest point 30% and the highest one is 56%

    The country dialing code is: 20

    The city dialing code is: 93

    Hotels 2-4 stars: El Safa, Diamond Azur, Reem, Abu Elwafa, Sara Plaza and other hotels as well as El-Zohoor chalets and Elkawthar tourist village. Many sport and social clubs and restaurants are distributed in Sohag city.

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