Sudan to Blacklist Firms Hostile to the Nation
Khartoum – President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Hassan Al Bashir, yesterday launched the White Nile Sugar Plant and a number of other projects and related industries.
The inauguration of the sugar factory was delayed due to the fact that some companies taking part in its implementation are linked to countries hostile to Sudan, the President said, and directed immediate discontinuation of dealings with any company hostile to Sudan wherever it is based.
While addressing the launching ceremony of the White Nile Sugar factory, the President said Sudan had other alternatives to implement its development projects with the help of its friends.
With regard to the Arab Spring and whether the winds of change would blow through Sudan, the President categorically ruled out the possibility of an Arab Spring in Sudan. “It will only be a hot summer in which enemies of the nation will stew” he said.
The launch of the White Nile Sugar Factory would be the start of implementation of a series of major sugar factories in the Sudan to realize self-sufficiency, he said, adding Sudan would be a major exporter of sugar in the Arab and African region.
He said a plan is underway to bring all White Nile Projects under one administration and directed the Ministry of Industry and Electricity and the White Nile Sugar Plant management to assist nearby villages and towns by providing them with electricity services and help them in farming. He called on the White Nile Governor to work for merger and electrification of all White Nile projects in order to increase production and productivity.
Change of lifestyle and enhancing standards of living of the residents in this area is one of the goals of the White Nile Sugar Plant, the President said.
The President indicated that the Government resolved to implement the White Nile Sugar plant to prove that Sudan has the capacity to surmount hurdles and overcome difficulties that encountered the project as some of the companies involved are connected to countries hostile to the nation.
President Al Bashir directed the public and private sector not to enter into any contract with companies hostile to the Sudan and also they should not enter into agreement with any company that has partnership with countries boycotting Sudan.
We ban dealings with hostile companies in all areas, he said, citing readiness of many sisterly and friendly countries to assist Sudan with expertise, technology and funding.
The factory produces 500,000 tons of high quality white sugar, 100,000,000 cubic metres of ethanol, 100,000 tons of fodder and generates 105 megawatts of electricity.
Manager of the factory, Ali Al-Sayed said that sugar industry is a bridge to many other industries and a foundation of development in developing countries.
He said the factory would also produce a million tons of green fibres to be baled for sale as fodder and the liquid wastes would be recycled to boost forestry to conserve environment.
By Al-Sammani Awadallah - Mohammed Omar, 11/07/2012