Polyethylene production in Gulf States does not reach its potential

Published October 16th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting organized a meeting recently in the Doha Sheraton Hotel for the polyethylene producers in the Arabian Gulf states.  


According to Al-Raya newspaper, the participants in this gathering discussed the obstacles and difficulties facing the polyethylene industry in the region. The chairman of the organization, Mr. Ihssan Abu Haliqa, said that the current actual polyethylene production in the Arabian Gulf states does not exceed 65% of the available potential production capacity.  


Moreover, the overall production capacity of the operating polyethylene manufacturing factories in the Arabian Gulf states is assessed at 400,000 tons, with total investments of $1.5 billion. The operating polyethylene plants in the Gulf employ more than 20,000 employees, technicians and executives.  




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