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Worth $3m oil refinery begins functioning in Nimroz

Worth $3m oil refinery begins functioning in Nimroz

Jun 04, 2018 - 16:39

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A private oil refinery company started functioning in southwestern Nimroz province at the cost of nearly $ three million.

“One of the top priorities of the National Unity Government (NUG) was to strengthen the private sector,” said Governor Mohammad Sami at the launching ceremony of Attae Filter Press.

He added the establishment of oil refinery would help provide jobs for local people and the NUG would further strive to support private sector investment in the future.

Provincial Council Head Mohammad Nasir hoped the government would pay attention to the development of private sector and increase its support to them.

Mohammad Musa Hotak, presidential advisor in tribal affairs, termed security important for attracting investment and hailed the efforts of local officials in this regard.

Attae Filter Press Head Mirwais Attai said the firm created with nearly $3 million investment which has the capability to refine 11 tankers of oil per day and three Engineers among 32 employees would work in the company.

The firms started working at a time where most time complains raised about the low quality of petroleum production in Nimroz province.

Najibullah Siddiqui, head of oil products in Nimroz province, also confirmed that in Nimroz customs, there was no government laboratory that examines the quality of petroleum products, and there is only one contracting laboratory that does not properly control oil products.

He said during the past three months they have rejected 450 low quality tankers petroleum.



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