Manufacturing & Industry

The Zliten Local Council has given permission to the Al-Nasr Cement Company to build a new cement plant in the town.
Industry minister Suleiman al-Fituri met with the senior management of the Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) to discuss challenges facing Al Enmaa Pipe Manufacturing.
At next month's general meeting, the cement producer says it intends to discuss future strategy and plans to find a foreign investor for its gypsum plant.
One of Libya's largest manufacturers of dairy products has opened two new production lines at its main factory in Misrata.
Germany’s Hoffmann Group, which manufactures industrial tools, has appointed a representative for the Libyan market.
The Ahliya Cement Company has reported its headline figures for 2013, with revenues up around 50% year-on-year.
Norway's anti-corruption authority has fined the fertiliser company, which acquired a stake in a Libyan chemicals plant in 2008, for paying bribes in Libya and other countries.
The Saudi-based manufacturer says it has postponed plans to restart its operations in Libya because of the "deteriorating security situation" in the country.
The Minister of Industry has laid the foundation stone for a new industrial zone, while announcing the opening of a new mill and an industrial research office, both in Benghazi.
The head of the state-owned steelmaker told Reuters that output would only rise slightly in 2014, but expansion plans would continue and the company was seeking export opportunities in Algeria.
The Ministry of Industry has denied claims it intends to sell-off several state-owned companies, saying they are only seeking to evaluate the firms.
The Ministry of Industry has issued a tender to evaluate nine state-owned firms that come under its supervision, a move that could be a precursor to privatisation.
The Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (Lifeco) says power supply problems continue to hinder operations at its plant in north-east Libya, but output of urea and ammonia has increased recently. 
The Misrata-based Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO), which had recently agreed to reduce its electricity consumption in the wake of national power supply problems, is now only producing at around 40% capacity.
The Ministry of Industry says its plans to invest in 2,000 small and medium size initiatives will create thousands of jobs.