Middle East Economic Survey


No 6



Abu Zaabal Starts Work On Sulfuric Acid Plant

Construction work on a sulfuric acid plant started in Cairo on 1 February for Abu Zaabal Fertilizer and Chemical Company. The new 420,000 tons/year plant will cost $43.6mn and be operational in 18 months. Sulfuric acid is used in the production of steel, iron and fertilizers. Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, Rashid Rashid, said most of the plants production would be used to meet...