The General Authority for Supply Commodities contracted on behalf of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, through an international practice, to purchase 240 thousand tons of French and Romanian wheat.
The authority stated in a statement that this comes within the framework of the strategy of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade to enhance its stocks of basic commodities, noting that the quantity includes 120,000 tons of French wheat and 120,000 tons of Romanian wheat.
Strategic reserve of wheat
Dr. Ali Al-Moselhi, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, confirmed that the ministry has sufficient stocks of all basic commodities, especially wheat for the production of fortified bread, as the strategic reserve of it reaches 4.7 months.
The minister referred to the continuation of the contracts concluded by the Supply Commodities Authority from all the origins approved by the authority, which amount to 23 origins to support the current balances with the aim of ensuring the production of subsidized municipal bread in quantities of up to 270 million loaves per day, benefiting about 71 million citizens.
For his part, Dr. Tamer Salah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade in Luxor, said during an inspection tour of the Ittihad Mill and Bakery of the Upper Egypt Mills Company in Luxor, that the governorate has 3 mills belonging to the Upper Egypt Mills Company with a total capacity of 550 tons, while the actual production capacity For the mill up to 380 tons per day.
Salah added that the reason for the decline in the quantities of flour produced is the amount of flour disbursed to subsidized municipal bakeries, which amounts to 9,500 tons per month, divided into 55% for bread production for the benefit of ration cards, and 45% for flour warehouses.