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China's largest sugar plant to be built in Chongzuo

FBR Staff Writer Published 29 March 2012

China is planning to set up a new sugar manufacturing plant in the city of Chongzuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The plant is expected to be the largest sugar facility in the country.

The government is working with MITR PHOL Group, a leading sugar producer in Thailand, to establish the plant, reported China Daily.

The project was announced by Jiang Liansheng, deputy secretary of the Chongzuo City Committee of the Communist Party of China.

About CNY10bn ($1.58bn) will be invested in the project. The first phase first phase of the project is expected to cover 18 km². The time required for the completion of the project was not disclosed.

Chongzuo, which is dubbed as the 'capital of sugar', accounts for about one fifth of the total sucrose production in the country.