The Ethiopia Sugar Corporation (ESC) disclosed on 11th March that the Chinese-built Tana Bales No. 1 sugar factory, sited in the country’s northern Amhara region, has commenced operations.
A new build KES5 billion (US$44 million) sugar factory owned by the Rai family will start milling sugar in the first quarter of the year.
The government has approved the setting up of a new state sugar factory in Welioya in the Moneragala district, cabinet spokesman minister Ramesh Pathirana said.
French sugar producer Tereos has reached an agreement with the grain cooperative Axereal to sell its stake in their malt business and is in consultation with unions to close its sugar business in Romania.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has approved a US$200 million to complete BUA Group’s vertically integrated sugar facility in Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Two maintenance workers who worked at the Cristal Union sugar refinery, located in Villers-Faucon, in the east of the Somme, were badly burned on the morning of 9th November. They were sprayed with jets of boiling water. An investigation is underway
Indonesia – Al Khaleej Sugar plans to invest US$2 billion in sugar factory complex [Full subscriber]
Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar Co. (AKS) plans to invest US$2 billion (IDR26.66 trillion) to build a new sugar factory along with a cogen unit and an ethanol plant, according to local press reports.
Kapal Api, one of the top coffee producers in Indonesia, is investing in a new cane sugar factory in the Maluku Islands, according to a press release from BMA who is supplying the technology.
The Morondava sugar factory is expected to reopen soon, Prime Minister Christian Ntsay announced during the tour of the factory on 25th September.
Thailand – Thai Roong Ruang’s sugar mill closed down for a week after 90 workers infected with Covid-19 [Full subscriber]
Thai Roong Ruang’s sugar mill in Si Thep district of Phetchabun has been ordered to close down for seven days until 2 August after about 90 factory workers were found to be infected with Covid-19, the provincial communicable disease committee announced.