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Gamea forms textile industries council to boost sector
6 February 2022  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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The new council will be led by the minister and comprised of all parties involved in the textile business in Egypt.

Cairo- Feb 6, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has issued a decree establishing the Textile Industries Council under her leadership, to comprise all parties involved in the textile business in Egypt.

Members of the council include: 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; Said Ahmed, head of the Export Council of Spinning, Weaving and Home Furnishings; and Marie Louise, head of Apparel Export Council of Egypt.

“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” Gamea said.

According to the decree, the new council is tasked with identifying the challenges facing the industry, drafting an action plan to implement and follow up on the ministry’s strategy to enhance the sector, studying local production costs with the aim of cutting them, mapping out textile industries across the governorate and their growth potential, linking complementary industries with top manufacturers, designing Egyptian trademarks for local and international markets, as well as providing vocational training programs to qualify labor force in the field.


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