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Sidi Khettab integrated textile complex to decrease imports by 90%


RELIZANE-Minister of Industry and Mines Abdessalem Bouchouareb said Monday in Ghelizane the integrated textile complex being currently implemented in Sidi Khettab would decrease by 90% of imports this field.


In a statement to the press on the sidelines of his working and inspection visit to the province, Bouchouareb stated this megaproject implemented part of an Algerian-Turkish partnership would be delivered in 2018 and would meet the needs of the Algerian consumer and the national market.


This project is adapted to the government's program aiming to reduce imports, support national production and restore Algeria's place in the textile sector. A collapsed sector in Algeria, he added.


This industrial complex, the largest one in Africa, is the fruit of a convention inked in the third semester of 2015 according to the 49/51 rule between the industrial textile and clothes group and the Turkish group "Taipa."


The implementation of this project is entrusted to the Turkish company "Astay" in two stages, and includes eight industrial weaving and retail units, a business center, a training school in weaving for 400 trainees and 567 housing units. The progress rate hit 40 %.


The training center in weaving and cutting will be completed in March 2017.


The implementation period of this complex will last with an investment worth DZD 58 billion. It will provide 25,000 job opportunities and produce nearly 60 million meters of fabric and 300 million pairs of trousers (Jeans) per year including 40% for national market and 60 % for exports.


The minister laid the first stone of the layout operation of this industrial park by the national agency for intermediate land regulation (ANIREF). Extending over an area of 500 hectares, this operation amounts DZD 1,300 billion.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017


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