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White Nile Plans to Open Sugar Plant in Sudan in Next Two Weeks

December 15, 2011

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- White Nile Sugar Co. plans to open a processing plant in the next two weeks, helping to meet domestic demand for sweeteners.

White Nile will start with initial capacity of 150,000 metric tons and grow to 450,000 tons in two years, covering 40 percent of domestic demand, the company said in an e-mail.

The company is 30 percent owned by Kenana Sugar Co., Sudan’s largest producer of white, or refined, sugar, according to its website. It was established in 2004.

Sudan is Africa’s third-biggest sugar producer after South Africa and Egypt, U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates show.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, John Deane

To contact the reporter on this story: Salma El Wardany in Khartoum at selwardany@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net


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