More Progress on Al-Habbari’s Giant Grain Milling & Packing Project at Al-Salif [Archives:1999/09/Local News]

March 1 1999

On Monday, February 22nd, the Henry Navigator, arrived at Saleef Harbor, carrying the second shipment of the equipment for the silos, milling plants, and other parts of the factory of the Yemen International Food Industries Company, an affiliate of the Al-Haj Ali Habbari & Sons Group of Companies.
The ship was carrying 436 containers and other large boxes in which many parts of the plant were packed. These include suction equipment, milling parts, and the bagging plant. All the machines were shipped by the German company Buhler.
An earlier shipment of 196 containers had brought the first shipment of the plant. The final shipment of the plant parts will arrive next April.
On February 16th, 1999, Mr. Yahia Ali Al-Habbari, Chairman, had signed a contract with the Arab Contractors National Company for ground levelling and civil engineering works on the site of the project, which takes up 173,600 square meters.
“We expect civil engineering work to be completed by December this year,” disclosed Mr. Yahia Al-Habbari.
This giant project, located at Al-Salif Port, 62 kilometers north of Hodeidah, is expected to increase the food reserves and storage capacity of the Republic of Yemen.