September 18, 2013

Museum to feature East Sudan might be built

Assistant of the President of the Republic, Musa Mohamed Ahmed, Monday received in his office at the Republican Palace the Dean of Fine Arts and Design Faculty at Al-Mustaqbal University, Prof, Hussein Jama'an Omer, and discussed the possibility of establishment of a museum for Sudan heritage in general and for heritage of East Sudan especially.

Prof, Jama'an said in a press statement after the meeting that he acquainted the Assistant of the President of the Republic on richness of the Sudanese heritages and reached agreement with him to conduct a comprehensive study for building a museum in Khartoum to include works on the Sudanese folklore and East Sudan artistic works.

He affirmed that he felt understanding and support of the Assistant of the President to the idea, explaining that efforts are underway to find a site in Khartoum for building the museum.

September 16, 2013

Iron Factory to open in Red Sea State

The Minister of Minerals, Kamal Abdul-Latif, announced that the inauguration of the Chinese Iron concentration Factory in the Red Sea State would be next Wednesday {September 18, 2013}. In a statement to SUNA, Abdul-Latif said that the factory is considered part of the Chinese Companies' contribution to development of the minerals sector in Sudan.

He noted that the factory operates in concentrating iron and raising its quality for preparing for international competition, affirming his ministry endeavor to develop the production of all minerals in Sudan, top of them are chrome and copper.

Questions that readily arise include: Will local people get any jobs? Where exactly is this located? What return comes to Sudan? - presumably China gets the pig iron?