ADDIS ABABA – Beles Sugar Factory has commenced trial production successfully on Saturday as officials plan to inaugurate the plant this year.
The Factory, located in Jawwi district of Amhara Regional State, will soon be inaugurated in the presence of senior government officials, reported FBC.
When it becomes fully operational, the Factory will have a production capacity of two Million quintals of sugar annually.
The plant, among other huge sugar development projects in the country, was originally scheduled in 2014.
However, due to prolonged delay of construction of the factories, Sugar Corporation, facing high bankruptcy, terminated its agreement with the then Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) in 2018.
The Corporation handed over the project to China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE) which carried out the remaining works of the Factory.
Apart from producing refined sugar, officials of the plant plan to generate 45 megawatts electric power.
Out of which, the plant will use 16 megawatts for its own operational purposes and send the remaining 29 megawatts to the national power grid, according to information obtained from the Corporation’s website.