This article was published in Fibre2Fashion April 20, 2021. It announces the development of the world's largest textile factory, slated to be finished by March 2022. It also notes Egypt's plans to create a "textiles city" that could provide thousands of jobs to local residents.
Egypt is going full throttle with the construction of a textiles factory in the city of El-Mahalla that is slated to become the world's largest. The factory, which would be inaugurated in March 2022, spans over 62,000 sq m and will have a daily production capacity of 30 tonnes, news reports said. The plans for the factory were announced in September 2019.
The country's prime minister, Mostafa Madbouli, held a meeting last week in this regard with ministers of trade and public enterprise. Madbouli, on the occasion, called for granting farmers incentives to grow high-quality cotton to the extent that it would fulfil the needs of local factories. El Mahalla El Kubra, commonly known as El Mahalla, is the largest city in the Gharbia governorate and as well as in the Nile Delta.
Five trainers will train 130 others who in turn will train the workers as other state-owned companies are being developed in Cairo, Beheira's Kafr Al Dawar, and other areas in the Nile Delta region.
Egypt is also planning a textiles city in the Free Zones System in Minya governorate. It will be built over 306 feddans, and a company will be established to manage the city and all parties would have equal shares in it. Feddan is an Egyptian unit of area equal to 1.038 acres.
The project will provide around 17,000 direct jobs, in addition to indirect job opportunities, and target exports to overseas markets.