A sugar factory constructed with the help of Chinese expertise in the east African country’s northern Amhara regional state became operational on Sunday. The official inauguration of Tana Beles No.1 sugar factory project was done by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
With this new sugar factory, Ethiopia aims to boost its sugar production.
PM said, “Apart from increasing sugar output, we will be benefitted from the byproducts of the project including the molasses that will be used to produce ethanol, sanitizer, cattle feed, pulp factory and alcohols.”
Sun Jianshan, project manager of Tane Beles No. 1 Sugar plant project said the project’s capacity is processing 13,000 tons of sugarcane and 1,500 tons of refined sugar per day.
Ethiopia expects the completed project to produce 200,000 tons of refined sugar annually and generate around 10,000 jobs.