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Salalah Free Zone mulls new sugar mill project

Oman’s Salalah Free Zone is being considered as a possible location for the establishment of a sugar mill project, a report said.

The proposed venture, which is understood to be still under study, will be the second plant of its kind in the sultanate if implemented, added the Oman Daily Observer report.

The nation’s maiden sugar refinery is currently being developed at Sohar Port and Freezone in North Al Batinah Governorate with an investment of around $200 million, it said.

Revelations about the latest project came in the directors’ report of Salalah Port’s financial and operational performance for the first half of the year ended on June 30, it said.

Ahmed bin Nasser al Mahrizi, chairman of the board of directors — Salalah Port Services, said that together with initiatives, notably a tank farm development at the port, the planned sugar plant scheme will add to the maritime hub’s commodity mix, as well as ramp up throughput at the general cargo terminal.




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