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Russian, Ukrainian Companies Offer to Build Silos in Jordan

December 15, 2011

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Russian and Ukrainian companies offered to build silos in Jordan for regional reserves and to help the Jordanian government plant wheat, according to Petra, the country’s news agency.

An unidentified Russian company offered to build a silo with a storage capacity of 6 million metric tons and an unidentified Ukrainian company proposed building a 2 million metric ton silo in the country, the agency said, citing Sami Qammouh, minister of industry and trade.

The country can store 450,000 tons of grain and its storage capacity will increase to 550,000 tons after the ongoing expansion of a silo north of the capital Amman is completed, Petra said, citing Hassan Saoudi, director general of the Jordan Silos and Supply General Co.

--With assistance from Nayla Razzouk in Dubai. Editors: Sharon Lindores, John Deane

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