Egypt to provide 30M fabric-made face masks monthly: Min.


Sun, 31 May 2020 - 11:15 GMT

medical masks - reuters

medical masks - reuters

CAIRO - May 2020: Egyptian government is working on securing the delivery of about 30 fabric-made face masks at large scale monthly due to the coronavirus pandemic, Minister of Trade and Industry Niveen Gamea said on Sunday.

During a meeting held with textile industries and ready made-clothes' representatives, the minister added the expansion in production comes in line with government's adopted measures to coexist with the current viral disease.

The minister reiterated the textile industries and ready made-clothes' sector commitment to supply the local market with face masks that meet the standards and specifications set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade , as well as the Ministry of Health and comply with all quality standards set by both ministries in this respect.

"Chances are looking for Egyptian Industry to emerge as a international hub for manufacturing fabric-made masks," said the minister, citing global increase in demand of the coveted commodity.

"The Egyptian Industry is keen on meeting the needs of the local market as a first priority," she said, adding that any surplus could be exported.



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