Egypt to establish 17 green food hubs – minister

Egypt is set to establish 17 green food hubs across the country, said the Egyptian Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade on Monday.

This mega project is in collaboration with the Ministry of International Cooperation, the Internal Trade Development Authority (ITDA), and the French Development Agency (AFD).

The project will also hold a group of logistics hubs and markets for the retail and wholesale of vegetables and fruits.

Moreover, it will hold fridges and areas for packaging and sorting, according to a statement by the supply ministry.

The new green food hubs will use modern technology and clean energy in their operations and design. The hubs will also work on waste recycling in a safe and sustainable manner.

The recycling will focus on solid and nonsolid food waste including residues of vegetables, fruits, fish, and meat, the statement added.

It will do so by using clean energy based on the model used in French wholesale markets, said Ibrahim Ashmawy, head of the ITDA and advisor to the supply minister.

According to Ashmawy, reducing waste will increase reserves of food products throughout the year to help in controlling prices.

Earlier in October, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said the government will reduce the prices of seven basic commodities by 15 to 25 percent.

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