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Sugar Production Set to Increase Five-Fold in a Year's Time

July 3, 2014

The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation has announced that seven sugar factories under construction will be fully commissioned by next year. These seven factories are part of the 10 sugar factories planned under the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).

Sugar production development efforts by the government have been one of the cornerstones of the government plan to bank on the country's competitive advantage in agro-processing sub-sector. Once fully commissioned, the seven factories will significantly boost the country's sugar production capacity to 1.58 million tones - a five-fold increase from the beginning of the GTP period.

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Source: AllAfrica

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