Afar Gets Iodized Salt Plant

Aug 24 , 2019


An iodized salt plant built by Ethiopian and Turkish investors for 14.7 million dollars was inaugurated in Semera, Afar Regional State on August 19, 2019. About 66pc of the construction cost of the plant was covered by Ethiopians and the remaining 33.4pc was covered by Turkish Investors. The plant, which has a capacity to produce 450,000ql of iodized salt a month, will create 700 permanent and 200 temporary jobs. Construction of another plant, which has a capacity to produce 750,000ql a month, is also underway in Afdera, also in the Afar Regional State, with an investment of 31 million dollars. The plant is expected to commence production after six months and create 1,400 jobs. The major players in Afar Regional State’s salt processing market are Afar Salt Production, Dobby and SVS.


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