Facial masks produced in Georgia to be exported
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Facial masks produced in Georgia will be exported, said Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava, Trend reports referring to Georgian media.
The demand for Georgian-made masks is high in the US and European countries, the minister noted.
“Currently, nearly 20 companies are producing masks in the country. The Georgian market is so saturated that we are able to export them. Given the demand for facial masks in the US and Europe, we can transform from the importer to an exporter in two months,” said Turnava.
Meanwhile, with the shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus pandemic in Georgia, the ministry of economy, together with other government agencies and the private sector, organized production of 12-layer masks in record time.
Currently, nine enterprises manufacture the masks made of gauze in Georgia. Up to one million masks have already been delivered to four major pharmaceutical chains in the country and are sold in pharmacies at a subsidized price of 50 tetri (15 cents).
In addition, the start of the production of disposable masks was announced on April 16. Georgian Respirator company plans to produce 200,000-250,000 three-layer medical masks of high quality per day. The masks meet international standards and are certified by the National Center for Disease Control.
High quality gauze for sewing masks are supplied to Georgia by Azerbaijan. As reported, Georgia will also buy gauze from Uzbekistan.
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