New phosphate sources discovered in Syria

Published June 12th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Director General of the Syrian Phosphate and Mines Company, Farham Muhsen, recently revealed that new phosphate sources have been uncovered in the mines of Sharqiya, Syria.  


Initial estimates maintain that there are over 1 million tons of the phosphates available for mining, according to Al_Hayat daily. Muhsen added that the company would soon execute a plan to extract and utilize the phosphates, which are considered to be especially high in quality.  


Syria currently produces 2.5 million tons of phosphates annually—approximately 75 percent of which is exported to foreign markets. Plans have already been discussed to increase exports to two million tons by the end of the current year. –(MENA Report) 


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