NEW SUGAR PROJECTS
An investment of USD110 mn between now and 2017 is planned for the
Biocom sugar and ethanol factory, located in Angola’s Malanje Province,
according to local press reports. The project has participation of Brazilian
construction giant debrecht.
Bahrain’s first sugar refinery is expected to start up early next year with an
annual refining capacity of 585 thousand tonnes, according to press
Family holding company JL.Vilgrain plans to invest EUR300 mn (USD369
mn) through its Africa focused agro-industry group SOMDIAA, to construct
a new sugar factory in the south of Chad, according to press reports. The
company already has a sugar factory in the country, whose production still
falls short of national demand.
Kenya's government has asked a Chinese company to help it construct a
beet sugar factory in Nyandarua county, northwest of Nairobi.
As part of the Indonesian government's target of producing 5.7 mn tonnes
of sugar in 2014, State Plantation Company Perkebunan Nusantara plans
to build a sugar plant in Banyuwangi, East Java, according to the local
press. Several state plantation companies PTPN III, PTPN XI and PTPN
XII will establish a joint venture to build the sugar production facility. The
total cost for the sugar plant is estimated at IDR1.4 trn (USD148 mln).
Construction of the plant is slated to start in November this year.
As reported by the press, Accra India is to provide USD27 mn for
establishing two agro-process in plants for sugarcane and tomatoes in
eastern Ghana. In addition, Ghana has also signed a memorandum of
understanding with India to build a new sugar mill at Komenda in central
Ghana to replace one that was closed down in 1982. The new mill is
reported to have a processing capacity of 1,200 tonnes of cane.
Egyptian African Company (EAC) has partnered with a Tanzanian firm,
Agro Forest Plantation (AFP) to develop a sugar factory in Rufiji, Tanzania
with a daily capacity of 750 tonnes of sugar. The project will start in July
this year with the planting of sugarcane to about 16 thousand acres. The
project is estimated to cost USD200 mn and the production set to
commence by October 2014.