Jordan discusses providing Indonesia with raw phosphate and fertilizer

Work underway at an undisclosed phosphate site. (Photo: Flickr)
AMMAN — Jordan discussed with Indonesia the possibility of providing the Southeast Asian nation with Jordanian raw phosphate and fertilizer, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

It said the discussion came in a meeting between Mohammad Al-Thneibat, chairman of the board of directors of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (PLC), and Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Yassin Limbo.

The meeting, in the presence of PLC’s CEO Abdel Wahab Al-Rowwad, was held on the sidelines of the annual conference of the International Fertilizer Federation.

Thneibat discussed with the Indonesian minister “providing Indonesia with its needs for raw phosphate and fertilizer from Jordan”, Al-Mamlaka said.

Both sides reaffirmed the depth of cooperation between Jordan and Indonesia in the various fields and the importance of developing and strengthening them to serve the common interests of the two countries.

Both also reiterated the need for continuous cooperation to ensure that Indonesia is supplied with Jordanian phosphate at competitive prices.

The two sides agreed to review the possibility of establishing joint projects in Aqaba to produce phosphate fertilizer, with a production capacity between 300,000 to 500,000 tonnes of NPK fertilizer. All output is allocated for the Indonesian partner to help cover the country’s need of fertilizer.

It was also agreed to hold a joint meeting in Amman in the next two months to complete the necessary studies to begin the development of the partnership’s legal framework in preparation for the establishment of production plants. 

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