A large number of poultry manufacturers and traders welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to quickly complete the approvals for providing the lands required for the establishment and development of slaughterhouses and transferring them outside the residential block at the level of the Republic, after legalizing their conditions, which represents a good step on the right path to modernizing and developing the system, and reducing the cycles of circulation, and thus Control prices and protect the environment.
Engineer Rady Ahmed, Deputy Head of the Poultry Division at the Chamber of Commerce, said: The time has come to implement the decision, especially after the confusion of the poultry market and the lack of control over prices, and also in order to preserve the environment, noting that this decision was issued since 2009, but it was marred by some negatives, but it was postponed and overcome. On these obstacles that were diverted to modernize the entire system.
The government and concerned authorities have completed an assessment of the current situation of massacres in 11 governorates (North Sinai, Port Said, Suez, Gharbia, Dakahlia, Cairo, Assiut, New Valley, Qena, Red Sea, and Aswan) with a total of 147 slaughterhouses, and 10 new slaughterhouses are being established outside The residential block in 6 governorates is being established in light of taking into account the spatial dimension of the massacres and the administrative borders of the centers in the governorates. Radi explained that the number of slaughterhouses nationwide is 355, of which 114 operate manually, and the volume of investments in the sector amounts to 140 billion pounds, according to the latest statistics.
He referred to the discussion of several procedures, including granting poultry shops soft loans from some banks or providing lands that would enable them to establish collective slaughterhouses, while the Social Fund allocates loans amounting to 5 million pounds for each slaughterhouse to modernize the system at only 5% interest, indicating that these facilities are in the interest of workers. sector to develop their massacres.
And he added that the volume of the sector’s investments in Egypt exceeds 25 billion pounds, and employs about 2 million workers in about 90 to 100 thousand licensed and unlicensed farms, while licensed manual slaughterhouses reach 203, of which 160 are inside Greater Cairo, with investments amounting to 500 million pounds.