Economist: Exploiting East Owainat to grow short and colored cotton instead of importing

Economist: Exploiting East Owainat to grow short and colored cotton instead of importing
Economist: Exploiting East Owainat to grow short and colored cotton instead of importing

Written by Abdel Halim Salem

Friday, May 19, 2023 12:00 AM

Engineer Ashraf Badawi, an expert in the spinning and weaving industry, revealed that after the opening of the giant and planned Mahalla complex, a daily production of more than 30 tons of fine yarn for 182,000 Jordanians, in addition to 500,000 Jordanians in the private and investment sectors, with a production capacity of more than 80 tons per day of fine yarn. Egypt’s production of fine yarns becomes an average of 110 tons per day, that is, Egyptian cotton consumption annually, equivalent to 60 thousand tons of Egyptian cotton, or nearly half of Egypt’s cotton production, which amounts to 150 thousand tons annually.

Badawi indicated to “The Seventh Day” that it is known that the global need for fine yarns reaches 1.6%, while the consumption of thick and medium yarns globally and locally reaches 98.4%.

Regarding the upcoming strategy to fill the local market deficit of thick and medium yarns and save hard currency, as a result of importing thick and medium yarns, he indicated that if the modernized yarns were operated at Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra and Shebeen Al-Kom Company, which are the models of the nineties and late eighties and with German machines and others, Egypt’s daily production of yarns would become The thick and medium are at least 180 tons per day of these yarns for 550,000 Jordanians only, equivalent to 23.5 million Egyptian pounds per day, and the equivalent of 600 million Egyptian pounds per month, deducted from the price of imported yarn.

Ashraf Badawy added that it is possible to import short African cotton from West African countries, which exceeds 3 million tons, and East Asian countries acquire it for their factories or try to devise, or plant short cotton in eastern Owainat, and solve the weaknesses that exist from the presence of a specialized processor, in addition to those The quality of cotton, or the tendency to grow genetically modified cotton, such as in East Asian countries.

And he continued: “These vast areas can be exploited and cultivated with colored Egyptian cotton that is required in the global markets, and it is in an area far from pollution, or anything else.. It is necessary to resort to advanced scientific international technology, which is simple, and it is sold and installed on the machines of spinning factories, whether they are The modernized spinning machine; for the production of thick or new fine spinning complex machines, such as the technologically advanced countries of East Asia in an astonishing way.

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