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Zawawi Minerals enters JV for Salalah gypsum mining

Oman's Zawawi Minerals has entered in two partnership deals with a US firm to form two joint ventures for gypsum mining and gypsum board manufacturing projects in the Salalah region, Oman Daily Observer has reported. The company has agreed with USG Group of the United States of America (USG Corp) to set up a manufacturing plant in the Salalah Free Zone, designed to achieve a capacity of 8 million sq m of gypsum board and 200,000 MT of Plaster of Paris per annum in the first phase. In second phase, the capacity may be scaled up to 16 million sq m per year according to demand, the company said.