Sudan News Agency (Khartoum)

Sudan: Oil Minister - Production of One Million Oil BPD is Possible

Khartoum — The Minister of Oil, Dr. Lual Achwel Deng, has unveiled a report his ministry would submitted to the Council of Ministers next March about the total and future vision for the oil sector.

In a press conference he held at the premises of the Sudapet Company Ltd. Monday, Dr. Deng said that the Production of one million oil barrels per day is not impossible, referring to his ministry's efforts to increase the oil production at all squares.

He appreciated the role of Sudapet, affirming issuance of a decision on re-arrangement of the company by including the private sector in its board of directors which consists of eight members, four represents the government, three from the private sector including the chief of the board of directors and one member representing Sudapet, explaining that this partnership will reactivate the work in the company.

Sudapet Director, Salah Wahbi, expected that the company in its new structure to begin strongly, pointing out that the partnership emerged from the state's concern with the private sector and its role in boosting the national economy.

Member of the Board of Director', Anees Hajjar, said that membership of the private sector in the board of directors is useful for the company and the share-holders and will be for the interest of the oil sector.

SUNA adds that Sudapet Company is considered the leading national company in the fields of oil and gas and represents the technical and commercial arm of the Oil Ministry.

Sudapet aims to explore and preserve the oil resources in Sudan and to build highly-qualified Sudanese manpower.

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