Niveen Gamea – Press photo
CAIRO - 31 May 2020: Minister of Trade and Industry Niveen Gamea said the government is working on securing the delivery of about 30 fabric-made face masks at large scale monthly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During a meeting held Sunday with textile industries and ready made-clothes' representatives, the minister said 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 looming 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.