Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a meeting with some state officials, on Tuesday, to follow up on the progress of the national project to establish and develop milk collection centres, in addition to other agricultural projects.
The President directed for providing EGP 50,000 to each milk collection centre to get accredited with ISO certification of standard specifications for production quality.
Al-Sisi said that the plan aims to support farmers, as well as enhance the quality of dairy production in Egypt. This will preserve the health and safety of the country’s citizens, whilst also opening new prospects for exporting, and doubling the financial return for workers in this sector.
Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation ElSayed ElKosayer, reviewed the latest developments at a number of livestock production projects, including the national project for veal and development of veterinary quarantine and automatic slaughterhouses.
Moreover, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty also presented a number of his ministry’s irrigation projects using modern technology. The projects focus particularly on Egypt’s northern desert regions to maximise the social and developmental benefits for the residents of these areas.
The President also followed up on the state’s efforts to develop the country’s bakery system, and directed for measures aimed at modernising bakeries nationwide to be accelerated. This will also cover improving production quality and using clean energy.
In this context, Minister of Supply and Internal Trading Aly Meselhi presented the bakery system redevelopment project’s various stages, which targets about 28,000 bakeries.