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Israel Announces New, $23 Million Industrial Complex in Negev

An integrated mining and chemical industrial complex will be established at Oron, in the Negev, within the next three years, at a total outlay of 70, 000, 000 pounds ($23, 333, 333), Development Minister Joseph Almogi announced today.

Plants will include one for phosphate calcination, one for soda ash, one for super phosphates and one for deflurination. He said preliminary work had been started on the calcination plant. The enterprise will be financed by development funds and international loans, including one from the Export-Import Bank, he added: