Cairo: Canal Sugar based in Egypt has begun the trial production of sugar and will start commercial production of sugar from its new beet sugar factory before June. The company’s chief executive said that it would be the biggest such plant in the world.
The sugar produced from the plant located at the West Minya project in South Egypt will cater for the sugar deficit in the local market.
Islam Salem told news agency Reuters that the plant will produce 170,000 tons of sugar from the 1.5 million tons of beet provided in May and June. Canal sugar has set a target of producing 950,000 to 1 million tonnes of sugar in 2022.
The annual sugar production of Egypt is about 2.5 million tonnes and the annual consumption is around 3.3 million tonnes.