Supply ministry moves to stop embezzlement, random supply


Sun, 20 Oct 2019 - 12:50 GMT

Barcode scanner - Royal Air Force Mildenhall

Barcode scanner - Royal Air Force Mildenhall

CAIRO - 20 October 2019: The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade started to electronically link the outlets selling subsidized goods with warehouses to inhibit embezzlement and random supply.

The linkage will enable the ministry’s affiliate companies to measure the demand on each type of goods in each outlet and secure needs accordingly. Chairman of the Holding Company for Food Industries Ahmed Hassanin explained that barcodes will be installed on items to achieve those goals.

Chairman of the Egyptian Company for Wholesale Trade Mohamed Atef announced that 57 outlets in Upper Egypt had been mechanized and the process in the rest will finish within six months.

In a related context, the ministry is carrying out studies to develop the production lines of Qaha for Preserved Foods and Edfina Co. For Preserved Food. Moreover, the ministry is introducing new refrigerators in the outlets which are similar to supermarkets displaying meat, poultry, vegetables, and other food products.

The ministry’s General Authority for Supply Commodities will soon invite tenders for supplying unprocessed food oil, which gets refined in state-owned factories on behalf of the ministry.



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