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29/04/2017 20:24

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ORAN- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal called Wednesday in Oran for a balanced and homogenous development in all the provinces, stressing the need for "deep" change of some mentalities to succeed in the efforts of national economy diversification.

Addressing a meeting with the local authorities and the representatives of the civil society at the end of his working visit to Oran, Sellal said that the "comprehensive development of our country depends on a balanced and homogenous development in all the provinces," adding that the “diversification of the Algerian economy and its orientation towards the productive and tertiary sectors is inevitable."

The premier added that "the public authorities are aware that the diversification of the Algerian economy and its orientation towards the productive and tertiary sectors is inevitable and work to create the necessary conditions for that, by associating both the public and private sectors and improving the business climate."

The "priority is the success of the Algerian company and the consolidation of its quality and quantity competitiveness to help it to meet the domestic needs and access to the international markets."

Regarding the improvement of the business climate and the simplification of procedures, Sellal considers that "complexity hinders the investors, the State and its interests as well," calling for "rules that simple, accessible and applicable on all."

Moreover, the Premier insisted on the "deep" change of mentalities and negative reactions of some officials or even senior ones.

"We must fight against defeatist ideas that push the society to despair and collection failure. We have started the construction of Algeria of the 21st century: post-oil Algeria, productive and competitive Algeria, a developed and prosperous Algeria," he added.

Concerning Oran, Sellal said that this province "is the typical example for positive record in terms of fulfilled commitments."

The Prime Minister recalled that the development programmes that "the Government is planning to pursue so to significantly improve the social and economic situation. Those past years witnessed the launch of economic and industrial mega-projects in the mechanical, petrochemical, steel and food industry sectors.”

Published in ECONOMY

ORAN- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has inaugurated on Wednesday in Oran (432 km west of Algiers) an extension of the Steel Complex "Tosyali Algeria" as well as a plant for the manufacturing of steel tubes in the economic hub of Béthioua (40km east of Oran administrative centre).

The extension of Steel Complex DRI, steelworks and mills of Turkish group "Tosyali Iron and Steel Industry Algeria," built over an area of 100 hectares,  is specializing in the production of reinforcing rods.

Its production capacity is estimated at 2 million tonnes per year will help reduce steel imports and meet the needs of the very numerous construction sites launched in Oran and throughout the country.

Once commissioned, the extension will create 3,750 direct jobs plus 10,000 indirect jobs.

The various sections of the plant will gradually be commissioned until its total functioning in March 2018.

Over the past years, Group "Tosyali Algérie" built in Béthioua, one of the most economic and industrial dynamic zones in Oran, with four steel plants specializing in the production of reinforcing rods, wire rods, laminated steel and pipes.

Aftermath, the Prime Minister invited the complex officials to move on to the active stage of Ghar Djebilat steel deposit exploitation.

"We aspire to make of Algeria one of the largest steel producers in the Mediterranean,” he said.

He also urged all the partners to get involved in this initiative as "our goal is to become an emerging country by 2020," Sellal said.

The PM called on the officials of the three industrial complexes located in Bethioua,"ETRHB," "Tosyali" and "Total Algerie" to support youth willing to create SMEs.

Previously, the Premier has inaugurated a private industrial complex specialized in the manufacturing of steel tubes. 

Composed of two units for the manufacturing and coating of steel spiral tubes, the complex owned by Group "ETRHB Haddad which works started in 2013 required a budget of DZD21 billion and will create 250 jobs.

This plant will produce 450,000 tonnes of tubes per year, destined to the water, gas and oil transfers.

Underlining that this is Africa’s largest steel tube plant, Sellal said that the production must cover the national needs before exporting.

Published in ECONOMY

ORAN (Algeria)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal will pay on Wednesday a working visit to Oran (400 km west of Algiers).

During this one-day visit, part of the implementation of President Abdelaziz  Bouteflika programme, the Premier will inaugurate and inspect several projects of the sectors of water resources, food processing industry, industry and pharmaceutical industry, sport and housing.

In the commune of Oued Tlélat, Sellal, who will be accompanies by a large ministerial delegation, will inaugurate a 1,460 hectare pilot farm specializing in the agricultural development.

In the commune of Tafraoui, in Oued Tlelat sup-prefecture, the PM will open an industrial complex for sugar refining of a capacity of 700,000 tons per year.

In the sub-prefecture of Bethioua, Sellal will inaugurate an industrial complex of production of stainless steel spiral tubes, built by Group ETRHB Haddad. 

He will also lay the first stone of a lubricant production plant of Group Total Algerie and he will inaugurate an extension to the steel complex of Algerian-Turkish Company Tosyali Iron steel industry.

The PM and the delegation accompanying him will later head to the sub-prefecture of Bir El djir, to inaugurate a plant of antibiotics production of Group Sophal.

Furthermore, Sellal will inspect the progress of the construction works of Oran new sport complex, including a 40,000 seat Olympic Stadium.

In the commune of Misserghine, west of Oran, Abdelmalek Sellal will lay the first stone of a new real estate of 50,000 housing units.

In Oran, the ministerial delegation will inspect the project of a road linking Oran Port and East-West Highway and will follow a presentation about the project of the maritime strip development.

After the inauguration of the Four Points Hotel in Oran, Sellal will chair a meeting with the civil society representatives.

Published in REGIONS