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India Breaks Ground on Assam Cracker Complex

1:44 PM MDT | April 18, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh

Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, laid the foundation stone last week for a previously announced $1.24-billion project to build a petrochemical complex in the state of Assam, northeastern India (CW, Nov. 8, 2006, p. 19). A new joint venture company, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd. (BCPL), has been established to build the complex, which is expected to be completed in 2011. The complex will be built at Lepetkata in the district of Dibrugarh. Singh: Show of support for ethylene plant. State-owned Gail India (New Delhi) has a 70% stake in the jv, and the...

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