The maintenance of Misrata Free Zone’s (MFZ) concrete structure of its grain silos and their service building is continuing. Their maintenance has reached 88 percent and completion is now expected at the end of June, MFZ reported yesterday.
MFZ said that the silos are the first of their kind since their establishment in the mid-seventies, as they contain 12 main cells, each with a diameter of 12 meters and a height of 45 meters, with a total capacity of 40,000 tons.
It said that the silos will contribute to eliminating the quantitative and qualitative losses of grain.
Part of strategic development plan
The MFZ said the development and maintenance of the silos comes in implementation of its management strategy and in accordance with the general plan to develop the port, improve work quality and raise production capacity.
Delayed completion date
It will be recalled that MFZ had initially reported last September, and as covered by Libya Herald, that the silos maintenance project would be completed ‘‘within five months’’ (February to March 2023). This latest update confirms that the completion of the project will be delayed by at least three months.
Misrata Free Zone grain silos receive first maintenance since construction in mid-seventies (libyaherald.com)