Kuwait receives more facemask producing machines

KUWAIT: Director General of the Public Authority for Industry Abdulkarim Taqi announced Thursday the arrival of a second shipment of imported medical facemask producing machines. These machines have a total production capacity of more than 300,000 facemasks a day, Taqi said in a statement sent to the press.

He noted that the machines will be operated by one plant. The authority has also permitted several other plants to start manufacturing medical facemasks, Taqi added. He stressed that the authority is keen on enhancing local production of personnel protective equipment (PPE) to meet the growing needs of the local market and to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. – KUNA

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