Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21 /Trend/
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of the Ganja aluminum factory complex.
"DET AL" aluminum complex covers the total area of 74 hectares. It features electrolysis, anode and metal factories.
The foundation stone of the complex was laid in 2008. The construction of the complex involved over 2,000 people.
The facility`s preliminary manufacturing output is 50,000 tons of aluminum per year.
The complex created 640 jobs at the preliminary stage, with the average monthly salary being AZN450 or nearly $580.
The President viewed the complex`s electrolysis factory. Raw material for the factory is purchased from the Netherlands, Indonesia, China, Russia, Mongolia, Latvia, Venezuela and Tajikistan.
The Head of State visited the complex`s automated control center.
He then launched the metal factory, where he viewed production process.
The President the proceeded to the site where a steel factory complex will be built. He was informed that the complex would include several factories. The President was told that $630 million will be invested in the construction work, which will be completed in 2016. The construction work will involve 3,800 people.
The President also met the facility`s employees and members of the general public.