By Naam Alkhosi
Tripoli, 15 June 2014:
In a special ceremony earlier this week, the button was pressed to re-launch production at the . . .[restrict]Sebha Medical and Industrial Gases Factory after ten years of inactivity at the facility.
A handful of distinguished guests was invited to officially press the button, including Mukhtar Albosefi, head of the observation office at Sebha Industry; Mustafa Knono, chief of the office of the Council of Ministers in the South; Mohammed Sosoy, chief of the Office of National Congress in Sebha; Al Mahdi Ihmeda Hodan, manager of the Sebha Medical and Industrial Gases Factory; Abdulsalam Musbah, president of the planning committee in Sebha and Iahmed Taher, manager of the Agricultural Products Factory in Sebha.
The factory has two units — one that produces acetylene and one producing oxygen.
“The oxygen unit, which closed in 1996, is expected to start production in December. It has a production capacity of 100 cubic metres per hour and will supply oxygen to hospitals in the South,” Mukhtar Abu Saify, head observer of Sebha industry told the Libya Herald.
“The acetylene gas unit, in need of repairs and raw materials, stopped production in 2006. Thanks to funding from the Council of Ministers in the South and maintenance done by engineers and technicians at the factory, we are now able to reopen the unit,” Abu Saify added. [/restrict]