Manufacturing & Industry

19-07-2012
The Libyan Tractors and Agricultural Equipment company has resumed manufacturing tractors at its factory in Tajura, in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli.
07-07-2012
The state-owned Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO), one of the country's largest industrial concerns, held a General Assembly on 3 July.
21-06-2012
A government spokesperson said on 20 June that the Misrata-based Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) was now running at full production capacity.
12-06-2012
The state-owned Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) has said the majority of its plant in Misrata is functioning and hopes to reach full capacity by the end of 2012.
06-06-2012
The second Arab-Turkish Industrial Cooperation Conference was held in Benghazi on 3-4 June, with Libya signing MoUs with several other countries.
06-06-2012
Al Madina Misurata, one of Libya's larger paints manufacturers, says that its production is back to 80% of pre-war levels and has recently purchased several other factories.
02-06-2012
Libya's largest dairy products company says that its first-half sales in 2012 will be above 2010 levels, and expects the factory to more than double its production later in the year.
01-05-2012
In response to local opposition, the Ministry of Industry has explained the reasoning behind the government's plan to open up the state-owned Abu Kemash Chemicals Complex to local and foreign investment.
11-04-2012
Sharjah’s Al Sharif Investment Group says it will form a joint venture with two Libyan government funds, the Libyan Social and Economic Development Fund (ESDF) and the Libyan Investment Portfolio (LIP), for an aluminium and glass production plant.
13-02-2011
A group of industry authorities met in Tobruk’s Al Batnan district on 8 February to follow up on the establishment of industrial zones in the district, Al Jamahiriya reported.
02-01-2011
Egyptian and Libyan officials have agreed to establish a joint industrial zone in Libya, following a meeting between the Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, Mohamed Rachid, and the Libyan Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade, Mohamed Al Hweij.  
07-11-2010
The General Authority for Industrial Zones (IZA) has provided an update on the zones planned in the first phase of its nationwide programme.
01-11-2010
The China National Building Material Company and the Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) sign agreement for Al Jufra Cement production project.
01-11-2010
Egypt’s El Sewedy Cables will open a manufacturing plant in Libya by the end of 2011, the company told Reuters. 
25-05-2010
In late April Italian defence firm Finmeccanica opened a helicopter assembly and maintenance factory as a joint venture with the Libyan government.