In Algeria, all it takes is a word or a hint to unblock an industrial project that has been pending for ages. Until this Saturday, September 24, 2022, the Cevital group, from the Rebrab family, was experiencing all the trouble in the world to start up his oilseed crushing plant in Béjaïa, in Kabylie.
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That day, during a speech given to the walis and senior officials of the country, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune evoked this case of a major industrial project – without mentioning it by name – to illustrate the blockages and prohibitions that suffer some 8,500 projects because of red tape or in the name of political considerations dating from the former regime of ousted President Bouteflika. “This project is blocked for lack of authorization while the factory is already 80% built, deplores Tebboune. It could allow Algeria to produce its own oil within six to seven months. Algerian oil, from the producer until consumer. »