President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi heading a meeting with The NSPO s Director General Walid Abu El-Magd, Chairman of the National Company for Animal Production Mohamed Salah, Chairman of Jordan s Delta Company For Trading Meat and Cattle LTD Bashir Farid on Saturday 30 July, 2022. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidential spokesman Facebook page.
The NSPO's Director General Walid Abu El-Magd, Chairman of the National Company for Animal Production Mohamed Salah, Chairman of Jordan's Delta Company For Trading Meat and Cattle LTD Bashir Farid, and businessman Mohammed Halawa, who specialises in food and dairy industries, attended the meeting in Cairo.
The meeting reviewed development in construction work at a dairy products plant in Borg El-Arab, especially with regard to equipment and production lines, which are carried out in partnership with the private sector and draw on long-standing foreign experience in this field.
The factory will be built on 40,000 square metres, with a production capacity of 12,000 tons of cheese annually.
The president directed the officials to scrutinise all components of the factory – from specialised technical labour to raw materials, production requirements and packaging materials – to ensure the highest quality of cheese production with the aim of bridging the import gap, as well as opening horizons for future export opportunities.
El-Sisi also directed the officials to continue efforts to establish advanced milk collection centres nationwide, while providing them with all means of laboratory testing and storage, and the necessary veterinary services, with the aim of reducing dependence on dairy imports and achieving an added value for small breeders.
The meeting also reviewed the executive position of the partnership between Egypt and Jordan for the development of livestock and feed production, with the aim of covering the needs of the local market.
President El-Sisi directed the consolidation of the partnership to provide high-productivity breeds of meat to the Egyptian market, maintain a strategic stock inside Egypt and reduce dependence on imports.