The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Egyptian government has set up a Textile Industries Council to boost the textile industry in the country.
Nevine Gamea, Minister of Industry and Trade of Egypt said, “This special council will identify the challenges, create an action plan to execute and follow up on the ministry’s strategy to grow the textile sector in Egypt.”
The study about costs behind the production will aim to reduce them while mapping the country’s textile industries and their growth potentials.
Besides that, to provide professional training programs for the qualifying labor force in the textile industry of Egypt, the council will link complementary industries with top manufacturers, design entrepreneurial trademarks for local and international markets.
Gamea said, “The move aims to coordinate efforts to develop Egypt’s textile industries, within a national drive to raise the competitiveness of the sector’s exports.”
According to the country’s ministry of the public enterprises sector, nearly 1.2 million quintals of cotton were sold for EGP six billion in Egypt in the 2021 season under its new trading system.
And that was started on an experimental basis in 2019. The new trading system is currently expanding across the country.
The members of the council including- Kamel Abdel Rahman Hilal, advisor to the minister for industrial projects; Ahmed Mostafa, chairman of the Holding Company for Cotton, Spinning, Weaving and Ready-made Garments; Mahmoud Abdel Samie al-Shamy, representative of the Chamber of Textile Industries on the board of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
And Said Ahmed, head of the Export Council of Spinning, Weaving and Home Furnishings; and Marie Louise, head of Apparel Export Council of Egypt were present there.