Alpart promises more jobs

March 06, 2018
Alpart bauxite Plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth.

Owners and operators of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Alpart bauxite refinery, in St Elizabeth, are encouraging persons in the surrounding communities to take advantage of the opportunities that will be available with the planned expansion of the plant.

Sun Jing, assistant managing director of JISCO ALPART Jamaica said, more than 50 community members have been employed since the reopening of the plant in mid-2017. Sun said that JISCO is also planning to do a demonstration greenhouse project at the entrance to the plant in Nain.

"We just want to give the people, especially the local farmers, a chance to learn something from the demonstration project to improve their output," he said.

Meanwhile, Sun said that there would be more opportunities for people to benefit from the reopening of the bauxite plant.

"We will be building the new refinery. We will be using LNG for energy, and we're building a new powerhouse. We will also be doing the Port Kaiser expansion, and when we shift our energy from oil to LNG, it's another huge potential opportunity for the local persons," he said.

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