Saudi is working to make the local mask industry more attractive through a number of initiatives and decisions at customs, financial and organizational levels: minister
A security man checks the worshipers before they perform the Friday prayers inside the Al-Rajhi Mosque while practicing social distancing, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 5, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.
By Staff Writer, Saudi Gazette
RIYADH — Minister of Industry Bandar Al-Khorayef said in televised remarks that the Kingdom’s production of masks increased five times during the coronavirus crisis.
“Saudi Arabia’s production of masks reached a record level of 2.5 million masks daily. The targeted volume of production is 10 million masks daily,” he said.
The minister said the Kingdom is working to make the local mask industry more attractive through a number of initiatives and decisions at customs, financial and organizational levels.
“The Kingdom focuses on initiatives and legislation aimed at facilitating investments in vital and multiple industrial sectors, including the mining sector.
“Work is under way in the Ministry of Industry to amend and expand the program of initiatives to stimulate the private sector as well as to expand important productive sectors that have gained significance in global scale during the corona pandemic period,” he said.
Al-Khorayef noted that among the sectors that will get attention and focus in the current and future phases are the sectors of the factories related to food and medicine, saying that these sectors have benefited from the support packages.
“Products of these factories have witnessed growing demand during the pandemic period on regional and global levels,” he added.
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