Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) Civil Council of North and East Syria operating first salt plant in the region

DAYRO ZCURO, Syria — The Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) Civil Council opened a plant in the Saba’a Kilo area of the Dayro Zcuro countryside, the first of its kind, with the aim of improving regional self-sufficiency.

The plant has been in service since 1 April in the Saba’a Kilo area, which is famous for its large sugar and paper factories.

According to the plant’s administrator, Hassan Sheikh Mousa, the production capacity is up to 8 tons per day, stressing that the plant is equipped with the latest machinery to produce the finest salt.

Sheikh Mousa also added that it occupies an area of about four dunams and employs 20 workers.

“The salt is extracted from a sedimentation lake on the Syria–Iraq border and subjected to several operations inside the plant to produce the best salt,” said Sheikh Mousa. “It then passes through a special salt washing machine, then a drying machine, and then it’s ground and packaged in 10 kg bags.”