Government Plans To Enhance Textbook Printing Capacity

Abdullah Ali Abu Hurriyah, executive manager of the General Establishment for textbook Printing in Yemen recently announced the launch of Al Mualla printing project for printing textbooks in Yemen. Based on the project, webfed and sheetfed presses at a cost of two million dollars will be purchased. 

The announcement came during his visit to the textbook printing press in Aden, where he said, “We are planning to invest in web and sheetfed press as well as necessary infrastructure to double our book production capacity, bringing the total of our book production level to 80 million per year.”

He added, “The development plan will also enable us to enter the commercial printing sector and compete in the market by leveraging our broad experience in printing. The project will help us to become a fully integrated printing services provider offering a wide range of printed materials required in Yemen.”

Meanwhile Dr. Mohammad Omar Salem Basilam, director general of Aden textbook Press said, “We already started the project, which costs around two billion riyals. We expect the delivery and commissioning of the machines by early next year. Our engineering team will prepare the necessary designs and tender to announce the list of all printing machines including web and sheetfed presses as well as other equipment that are required for our expansion plan.”

He continued by saying, “At the moment we are revamping our printing operation in Mansoura at a cost of 250 million riyals. We have already invested in two Heidelberg Speedmasters and we are planning to install cutting and binding machines shortly.”

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