Egypt to establish 17 logistics centers as part of new Green Food Hub initiative



Tue, 24 Oct 2023 - 11:25 GMT


Tue, 24 Oct 2023 - 11:25 GMT

Cairo – October 24, 2023: Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade launched its “Green Food Hub” initiative on Monday, announcing the upcoming establishment of 17 logistics hubs for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables across the country.

The hubs will provide facilities for the refrigeration, packing, and sorting of food products for local market distribution and exports.

The project will be implemented by the supply ministry with the coordination of the Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC), the Internal Trade Development Authority (ITDA), and the French Development Agency (AFD).

“Food security is one of the vital issues that represents the national security of the Arab Republic of Egypt. In this regard, the Ministry of International Cooperation has worked, through strategic cooperation with multilateral and bilateral development partners, to enhance and advance these efforts through a number of programs and financing agreements,” explained Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat.

The green food hubs will utilize modern technology and clean energy in their operations and design, as well as recycle food waste using renewable energy, an official statement by the supply ministry wrote.

According to Ibrahim Ashmawy, head of the ITDA, the hubs will also recycle solid and nonsolid food waste - such as leftover remains of vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat. Through waste reduction, food product reserves will rise throughout the year and will support controlling prices, he added.

The first green food hub will be built in Ismailia with an area of 100 feddan and requires estimated investments worth EGP 3-4 billion. The first phase of the project will kick off in 2024 and is expected to be completed within two years.

Al-Mashat highlighted Egypt’s keenness to engage with the private sector to overcome any challenges they may face, particularly in food security by achieving sustainable, comprehensive, and resilient food systems.



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