Egyptian government denies reports on hike in rice prices

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 02:09 GMT

FILE - Rice - Flickr/Marco Verch

FILE - Rice - Flickr/Marco Verch

CAIRO - 12 June 2020: The Cabinet media center denied reports purporting a planned increase in rice prices in the markets in the coming period due to supply shortage.

In a report issued Friday, the cabinet media center said it contacted the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, which described these reports as not true, assuring that there are no plans to increase the prices of rice.

The price of one kilo of rice ranges between EGP 7 to 9, the ministry noted, pointing to the availability of strategic stock.

The ministry called on all media outlets and social media users to adhere to accuracy and contact the concerned official sources of information to avoid circulating any fake news.

It urged citizens to report any violations via the Consumer Protection Agency hotline 19588.

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