Supply minister: Wheat reserves good for four months

Supply minister: Wheat reserves good for four months

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Wed, 13/02/2013 - 21:33

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Bassem Kamal on Wednesday said existing and contracted local and imported wheat reserves are sufficient to last 133 days.

His report to the Cabinet also said existing and contracted sugar reserves are sufficient for 52 days, in addition to the production of 8,000 tons of sugar cane a day that can supply the country's needs until October.

Existing and contracted cooking oil reserves are expected to last until mid-May and rice until April.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said security measures have been taken to protect the transfer of goods as well as schools, hospitals, places of worship and tourist destinations, all in accordance with the law and the Constitution.

Edited translation from MENA