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Wheat silos' capacity to hit 3.9 million tons in 2022 – ministry

Saturday 20/January/2018 - 09:07 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade said on Saturday that the storage capacity of wheat silos will be raised to reach 3.9 million tons by June 2022.

In a summary of its achievements in the 2014-2018 period، the statement said that Assay & Weights Administration will be turned into an economic body، enabling it to develop systems and programs based on the latest technological development in the exercise of its competencies.

The ministry also said it will complete applying information systems and databases in order to raise the efficiency of the subsidies system.

Egypt consumes about 16 million tons of wheat annually، 9.6 million tons of which are used for the production of subsidized bread. 3.75 million tons of the total amount is produced domestically، while 6.2 million tons are imported and purchased throughout the year.

in August، Blumberg Grain completed the first phase of development for the silos project in Egypt، through the installation of 93 grain storage and processing centers throughout the country، in record time.

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