New build Tana Beles sugar factory is located in Amhara Regional State’s Jawwi district, some 576 kilometres north-west of Addis Ababa, commenced operations on May 18, 2021. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the factory on 6th June, which was originally scheduled to begin operation in 2014.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Sucrerie du Kivu commences operations after being idled for 25 years [Full subscriber]
The Sucrerie du Kivu, formerly Sucrerie de Kiliba, resumed operations on 20 March 2021, after more than 25 years of downtime, according to local press reports.
On December 24, 2020, the Chadian Minister of Finance and Budget, accompanied by the Minister of Industrial Development, Commercial and Private Sector Promotion signed with the representative of the French group Somdiaa a memorandum of understanding for the building of a cane sugar factory with the capacity of 173,000 tonnes in the Bahr Sara region of Chad.
The Zambian company Mobe Sugar recently announced discussions with the Luanshya District City Council, in the province of Copperbelt, for the construction of a sugar refinery likely to cost US$166 million, according to local press reports.
Philippines – Universal Robina’s new sugar mill in Negros Occidental to commence operation [Full subscriber]
The food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. (URC) said on 12th March that its sugar and renewables subsidiary SONEDCO has inaugurated a new sugar mill in Kabankalan City, in Negros Occidental, according to local press reports.
Zhonggong International recently signed a contract with the Ethiopian Sugar Company to build a sugar factory in Amhara, according to press reports from China.
Papua New Guinea – New build sugar mill project receives an investment of US$1 billion [Full subscriber]
An agreement by Papua New Guinea (PNG), China and Thailand was signed in Port Moresby on 22nd November to build a new sugar mill and a cogen unit supported by cane plantation along with logistics infrastructure worth PGK3.4 billion (US$1 billion) in the Abau district of Central, according to local press reports.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afeworki inaugurated the Omo Kuraz III sugar factory on 15th October, according to the local press reports.
A new sugar factory costing US$6 million (UGX22 billion) is expected to be operational in December this year, according to local press reports.
Sudan – Saudi investor injects US$464 million for a new sugar factory in Sinnar state [Full subscriber]
The Sudanese government signed a financing agreement with a Saudi company on 20th June to build a new sugar factory complex costing US$ 464 million in the Sinnar state.