[size=36]Business stopped due to sabotage and neglect .. Iraq possesses 59% of the global reserves of sulfur[/size]
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Al-Jubouri said, according to the official newspaper, that "the reserves of the Mishraq fields 1, 2 and 3 in Nineveh Governorate are estimated at 354 million tons of the world's total reserves of 600 million tons of sedimentary sulfur."
He added that "the fields of Mishraq sulfur were invested within the Iraqi-Polish cooperation agreement by the Centrosab Corporation at the beginning of the seventies of the last century," noting that "the company mainly produces (filtered sulfur) materials and (alum) used in water purification and (sulfur). Ground agricultural and sulfuric acid) ".
He pointed out that "the production line (filtered sulfur) has stopped since 2003 due to the company's exposure to looting during the sabotage incidents that accompanied the war on Iraq," noting that "the company, within its allocations from the investment plan of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, worked to restart the production line." Sulfur since 2010 and contracted with a specialized international company at the time to equip specialized wells rigs for sulfur and equip a plant to filter it, and we regret the stoppage of rehabilitation and operation of the (filtered sulfur) production line after the (ISIS) terrorist gangs occupied the governorate.
"The company’s management has drawn up a plan since last year to restart the sulfur production line, after obtaining the necessary approvals from the ministry to transfer and set up the refining plant, which is the main link of the production line, which was imported by the American company (Devco) at an estimated cost of 90 billion dinars, It is now in the process of restarting it. "
He continued, "The company owns the only plant in Iraq for the production of (aluminum sulfate-alum) which is used in the purification of drinking water, where it worked with self-efforts to restore the production line for this substance after it was destroyed as a result of the bombing of the governorate in 2016, and it is now working at its production capacity Amounting to 48 thousand tons annually, and work to expand its production in the future to produce up to 80 thousand tons annually, and the ability to fill the local need in support of the national product and the embodiment of the slogan (Made in Iraq) as (Shab) General Company for Mishraq Sulfur is a product with high specifications and quality comparable to the importer Pointing out to "send an invitation to the Baghdad Municipality and the water directorates in the governorates and companies in the ministries for the purpose of being able to communicate directly with the company to supply them with this substance at competitive prices."
He pointed out that "the company has restarted work by operating a production line for (agricultural sulfur), and the company has the full capacity to meet the needs of local markets from this substance used in the elimination of agricultural pests and insects." Ended 29 / A 43