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Egypt forms special council to boost textile industry

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Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea. Photo: mti.gov.eg

To boost the country’s textile industry, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Egyptian government has set up a Textile Industries Council. The special council will identify challenges, create an action plan to execute and monitor the ministry’s strategy to develop the textile sector in Egypt, according to Minister Nevine Gamea.

The council is tasked with studying production costs and will aim to reduce them while mapping the country’s textile industries and their growth potentials.

In addition, the council will connect complementary industries with top manufacturers, design entrepreneurial brands for local and international markets, and provide vocational training programs for skilled labor in Egypt’s textile industry.

To boost the textile industry in the country, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Egyptian government has set up a Textile Industries Council. The special council will identify challenges, create an action plan to execute and monitor the ministry’s strategy to develop the textile sector in Egypt, according to Minister Nevine Gamea.

“This decision aims to coordinate efforts to develop Egyptian textile industriesas part of a national campaign to increase the sector’s export competitiveness,” Gamea said in a statement released by his ministry.

Besides Gamea, board members include Kamel Abdel Rahman Hilal, adviser to the minister in charge of industrial projects; Ahmed Mostafa, Chairman of the Cotton, Spinning, Weaving and Ready-to-Wear Holding Company; Mahmoud Abdel Samie al-Shamy, representative of the Chamber of Textile Industries on the board of directors of the Federation of Egyptian Industries; Said Ahmed, Chairman of the Spinning, Weaving and Upholstery Export Council; and Marie Louise, Director of the Egyptian Apparel Export Council.

According to the country’s Ministry of Public Enterprise Sector, nearly 1.2 million quintals of cotton were sold for EGP 6 billion in Egypt in the 2021 season under its new trading system, which was launched in experimental title in 2019. The new trading system is currently expanding across the country.

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