Engineer Hatem Abdel Ghaffar, head of the Chamber of Commerce in Kafr El-Sheikh, called for a speedy intervention to exempt vehicles loaded with fish to the governorates from the ban decisions.
The head of the Chamber of Commerce said, in a letter addressed to Eng. Ibrahim Al-Arabi, President of the General Union of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, that “when Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate is the citadel of fish production of various kinds in Egypt, as it alone produces half a million tons of fish annually, equivalent to producing more than 40% of Production of Egypt, and with reference to Prime Minister Decree No. 768 of 2020 issued on March 24, 2020, with the exception of vehicles transporting medicines, medical supplies, petroleum and food materials, agricultural crops, vegetables and fruits, and the like, which included the decision to stop public and private mass transport from seven in the evening until six in the morning We ask that fish vehicles be exempt from the ban. ”
He added: “The Chamber wishes that the vehicles that carry fish heading from the different markets in the governorate to the markets of the Republic are among the categories that are not subject to the dates set in previous decisions regarding the stopping of mass and private transportation, as the fish markets in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate will stop supplying fish. “It will lead to a frenzy in fish prices.”
The Chamber of Commerce’s request was approved by the Council of Ministers