Following the extension of the El Mdhilla triple superphosphate production plant, production will increase by nearly 95% to 900 thousand tons.
This was indicated by by Abdessalem Chouwaya, Director of the operating unit that will start operating in the first quarter of 2020.
In terms of employment, the plant intends to create 750 new jobs. Nevertheless, the El Mdhilla 2 plant’s needs for wet and dry phosphate are estimated at 1 million tons per year.
The investments made for the development of the project are about 800 million dinars funded by Tunisian, Chinese and Korean construction companies.
In addition, the new El Mdhilla 2 plant meets international standards in terms of environmental protection.
It should be recalled that the plant should have been operational for 5 years, but social disruptions and protests in recent years have caused industrial activities to be delayed, the plant manager pointed out.