The ministry has set up three textile cities and offered industrial land to establish textile factories across Egypt.
Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil chaired the meeting of the Supreme Council for Textile Industries, also attended by the ministers of agriculture and public sector affairs, to discuss means of promoting the textile business in Egypt.
The meeting explored the efforts made by the three ministries to lay out a comprehensive strategy for textile industries, from cotton cultivation till the final product: ready-made garments and linens.
“Egypt will offer incentives for investors to lure new projects in the textile sector, a strategic industry of major concern to the government,” Kabil said.
The ministry, he added, has set up three textile cities and offered other industrial land to establish textile factories in Kafr al-Dawar, on the outskirts of Alexandria, and al-Mahalla, in Damietta.
“In terms of protecting the Egyptian Cotton logo, the ministry has issued regulations limiting its use to products made 100% of Egyptian cotton, in addition to adopting new promotion policies for the country’s prized crop,” Kabil noted.