|27 January, 2020

Egypt expanded silo capacity by 5.9% to 3.6mln tonnes in 2019

"The government aims to open five more silos, which are ready now," the statement added.

A woman walks near sacks filled with wheat in the inaugural warehouse of Egypt’s new nationwide wheat storage system, designed by U.S. based Blumberg Grains, in Alexandria, Egypt.

A woman walks near sacks filled with wheat in the inaugural warehouse of Egypt’s new nationwide wheat storage system, designed by U.S. based Blumberg Grains, in Alexandria, Egypt.

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CAIRO- Egypt is about to add another 330,000 tonnes to its grain silo storage capacity after having expanded it by 5.9% in 2019, the cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

Capacity rose to 3.6 million tonnes at the end of 2019 from 3.4 million tonnes a year earlier, the statement said.

"The government aims to open five more silos, which are ready now, with a (total) capacity of 330,000 tonnes," the cabinet said.

"It has decided to erect 60 field silos with a total storage capacity of 300,000 tonnes alongside the development of old silos and an expansion of their capacity to preserve their sustainability," it added.

(Reporting by Moamen Said Ataallah; Writing by Patrick Werr; Editing by Jan Harvey and David Evans) ((patrick.werr@thomsonreuters.com;))

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