Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, director of Cairo’s Supply Directorate, stated that 93% of bakeries in the governorate will employ a new system for baking, and that teams of inspectors and civil society organisations would be mobilised to regularly monitor bakeries in order to make sure that they meet all the required specifications as agreed upon by law.
Reports by state-owned news agency MENA stated that the new system was first employed in the Moqattam and Al-Tebin areas of Cairo and quickly spread to other areas in the governorate.
Abdel Aziz went on to say that Egypt’s diesel crisis had taken a turn for the worse in Cairo over the last several days. The extent of the crisis took him by surprise, he said, as a number of cars and vehicles from other governorates have recently been traveling into Cairo in order to purchase enough fuel to satisfy their needs. Increased demand has caused the amount of diesel being brought into the governorate to total between 2,000 and 2,500 tonnes per day.
Regarding the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, he further stated that his office had reached an agreement with Cairo governorate officials to obtain butane cylinders for EGP 6 each, reselling them to consumers for EGP 10. In the last two weeks however he said over 80 cases of cylinders being sold at inflated prices had so far been recorded.