By Sami Zaptia.
London, 18 August 2021:
The Ministry of Industry and Minerals announced yesterday that it has restarted its oxygen factory at the drawn wire factory of the Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO).
The announcement was made during a visit to the factory by the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abuhisa, accompanied by the Undersecretary for Production and Industrial Zones Affairs, Mustafa Al-Sammo.
The Minister said that the factory is considered ready for production after being re-maintained by the company’s technicians and some volunteer experts.
For his part, Al-Sammo said that this visit is an encouragement for maintenance and operation shifts to emphasize their important role.
The Ministry reported that the factory is one of the oldest factories, as it opened in 1977 and stopped production several times, the last of which was in 2013.
It added that the factory is preparing for continuous production in the near future to contribute to supplying free oxygen to Coronavirus Isolation Centres and citizens, as the factory can produce about 200 oxygen cylinders per day.
Furthermore, the Ministry said it intends to operate several other stalled and suspended factories in the coming period.