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Algeria, Qatar ink steel plant deal

Algiers, January 8, 2013

Algeria and Qatar have signed a deal to jointly build a steel plant in Bella, 300km east of Algiers, which on completion will boast of a production capacity of 10 million tonnes of steel per year.

Besides this two countries have signed eight more agreements during a visit to the north African country by Qatari Amir Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

They signed co-operation accords in the maritime transport, oil and gas and petrochemical sectors, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

The agreement to jointly build a steel plant in Bella, 300km east of Algiers was signed in the presence of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the Qatari Amir, said the report, citing Algeria's state-run APS news agency.

The industrial complex will have a production capacity of 10 million tonnes of steel per year, helping Algeria to slash its total import costs by an estimated $10 billion annually, according to Algerian sources.-TradeArabia News Service




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