The head of the Sugar Company for Integrated Industries affiliated to the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, Major General Essam Al-Budaiwi, announced that he is now in negotiations with a German company to enter into a partnership to establish a factory to produce all kinds of paper from bagasse lollipop.
He explained, in his statements today, on the sidelines of a tour of the company in Hawamdia, that the factory will be built on an area of 60 acres in the Nagaa Hammadi area in Qena Governorate, with investments ranging from 4 to 5 billion pounds, pointing out that the period of establishing the factory ranges from a year and a half to two years. .
Establishment of a bi-ethanol production plant
On the other hand, Al-Budaiwi said that negotiations are underway with an international company to establish a plant for the production of bi-ethanol, which is used in mixing gasoline to reduce carbon emissions.
He pointed out that the factory is scheduled to be established in Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, on an area of 50,000 feddans, and at an investment cost estimated at 3.5 billion pounds.
Al-Budaiwi pointed out that the implementation of the plant is scheduled to start in December, and the implementation will take between 18 and 24 months, as the production capacity is expected to be estimated at 62 million liters annually.
In another context, Al-Budaiwi said that within the framework of the ministry’s development strategy, the packing capacity of the sugar factory located in the Hawamdiya area has been increased from 100 tons/day to 500 tons/day, at a cost of 3 million pounds as a first stage, pointing out that the aim is to increase packing in The second stage is to 800 tons / day, at a cost of about 500,000 pounds.
Refining 50,000 tons of sugar for the Sugar Integrated Industries Company
Al-Budaiwi noted that the company will start from next October to refine 50,000 tons of sugar for the Sugar Integrated Industries Company, about 75,000 tons for the General Authority for Supply Commodities, and 25,000 tons for the Fayoum Sugar Company.
He stressed that the company’s production of sugar is directed entirely for the benefit of ration cards by about 65,000 tons per month, which is pumped into the outlets of the Holding Company for Food Industries.
Al-Budaiwi added: During the last season, 850 thousand tons of sugar were produced from sugar cane, expecting to achieve a surplus in production during the next season in the range of 80 thousand tons of sugar, which will be offered on the commodity exchange.
With regard to the company’s “Venus” factory for sweets and juices, Al-Budaiwi said: We have made a comprehensive development plan for the factory at an investment cost of about 50 million pounds, noting that the first phase, at a cost of 13.8 million pounds, included the development of juice and jam production lines to increase the capacity from 800 To 1,000 tons, to currently reach 2,500 tons annually, pointing out that it is intended to reach a capacity of 3,000 tons annually, adding that the second phase of the plan will cost 30 million pounds to increase the volume of production capacity of halva and tahini, to reach 4,000 tons annually, while the third phase includes the development of pipelines. Production of biscuits to include different types, at a cost of 6.2 million pounds.
Al-Budaiwi confirmed that the factory will offer Mawlid sweets in its outlets at a reduced price of about 25% compared to its counterparts in the market, pointing out that boxes will be offered with weights ranging from one kilogram to 5 kilograms, with prices starting from 85 pounds per kilogram, depending on the components of the box.