Manufacturing & Industry

Steel production at the Misrata-based Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) was close to 50,000 tonnes in December, Platts reports.
Libya's oil and gas minister says Saudi Arabian investors are studying the possibility of setting up cement and sugar factories in Misrata.
The Libya Report talks to Mario Zottele, CEO of the Joint Libyan Cement Manufacturing Company (JLCC), a joint venture between Austria’s Asamer and Libya's state-owned Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF).
Suleiman al-Fitouri said that the government would appoint an external advisor to assess a strategy for the state-owned chemicals plant near Zuwara, in north-west Libya.
Ahliya Cement, which is part-listed on the Tripoli bourse and has plants in Khoms, says it made a loss in the year ending 31 December 2012.
Libya's prime minister says that a tender for waste collection services will be open to international firms if local companies are "not capable" of carrying out the work.
The Minister of Industry recently laid the foundation stone for a new rice factory to be built in the southern city of Sebha.
The Ministry of Industry has signed an agreement with the Libyan Investment and Development Company (LIDCO) to build a headquarters on Tripoli’s Airport Road.
Dubai-based Danube, a building materials supplier, says it is keen to develop its retail footprint in Libya.
Industry minister Suleiman al-Fituri tells France's ambassador to Libya that a review of contracts is "almost complete".
The Libyan-Tunisian-Italian Company for Sanitary Products, whose factory in Ghariyan manufactures sinks and toilets, is seeking to raise $1.1m (LD1.4m) in new investment through selling shares.
Plans over the next 18 months include a study of iron ore mining potential, the resumption of projects agreed prior to 2011, and infrastructure development on new industrial zones.
New industry minister says that 40 new industrial zones are planned, with the aim of creating 250,000 jobs, but the first priority is to restore production at factories affected by the 2011 conflict.
A new flour mill costing LD6m ($4.8m) is expected to open this month in Sirte.
Ahliya Cement Company recently held an annual meeting to review its accounts for the 2010 financial year and appoint a new management board.