Egypt is constructing the world’s largest textile factory in El-Mahalla. As per Kohan Textile Journal, to be inaugurated in March 2022, the factory spans over 62,000 sq. mt. and will have a daily production capacity of 30 tons. The plans for the factory were announced in September 2019. To fulfill the needs of this and other factories, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli plans to grant farmers incentives to grow high-quality cotton. The government will also train workers who in turn will train 130 others to work in factories being developed in Cairo, Beheira’s Kafr Al Dawar, and other areas in the Nile Delta region.
Egypt is also planning a textiles city in the Free Zones System in Minya governorate. The city will be built over 306 feddans, and a company will be established to manage the city and all parties would have equal shares in it. Feddan is an Egyptian unit of area equal to 1.038 acre. The project will provide around 17,000 direct jobs, in addition to indirect job opportunities, and target exports to overseas markets.