Government confirms chemicals farm

2008-05-13 00:00

Economic Development and Finance MEC Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the province is seeking to establish a major chemicals farm in the Durban region for processing and storage.

The news comes ahead of South Africa’s first international plastics, rubber and related industries trade exhibition, Plastpack 2008, being held in Durban later this month.

Mkhize said that the hosting of Plastpack Africa 2008 has come at a very opportune time for KZN, as the provincial government has committed itself to supporting the chemicals sector through its Industrial Development Strategy.

"Although we have a very sophisticated liquid fuels sector, we need to diversify by increasing investment and beneficiation in other sub-sectors such as plastic products, primary polymers and rubbers. Plastpack Africa 2008 comes at a most opportune time, as it will provide a window for investors and role-players in the plastics and rubber industries, to see firsthand the enormous potential and opportunities available in KwaZulu-Natal," said Mkhize.

More than 125 exhibitors from Austria, Germany, Italy, India, Iran, China, The United Arab Emirates and South Africa will converge on the Durban Exhibition Centre for PlastPack 2008.

Satish Khanna, GM of Al Fajer Information and Services, the organisers of Plastpack Africa 2008, said that the trade exhibition will provide industries in Africa with direct exposure to the latest global manufacturing technologies.

Both the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa have endorsed the event.

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