Cairo: Egypt will become self-sufficient in sugar production by the end of 2021, said Supply Minister Ali Moselhy on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters, he said the country has sugar reserves for 3.2 months for its subsidy programme.
The country has temporarily banned sugar import to protect the local sugar industry. The ban may be modified if the trade and supply ministers approve the proposal.
According to the Reuters, head of the agriculture ministry’s sugar crop council said, “Egypt aims to import 400,000-500,000 tonnes of sugar in 2021.”