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Damietta plant chief suggests mediation over protests

CAIRO: The head of an Egyptian fertilizer plant at the centre of violent protests denied on Thursday that it was causing pollution and offered to put the dispute to a neutral committee. Chief executive officer Medhat Youssef also said the plant in the northern port city of Damietta was running heavy losses due to the …


Damietta lock-down continues despite decision to close petrochemicals plant

DAMIETTA: After a six-day strike across the governorate, Damietta locals vow to continue their sit-in against MOPCO petrochemicals company despite a decree by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to shut down the plant. In Damietta, where the Nile and Mediterranean meet, roads across the city are still blocked with burnt tires and …


Two killed in crackdown on Damietta sit-in, say eyewitnesses

  CAIRO: At least two were killed and dozens injured in a crackdown on a sit-in in Damietta against the construction of a fertilizer plant early Sunday, eyewitnesses said.   Hany El-Saeed, a doctor from Damietta, told Daily News Egypt in a telephone interview that he saw uniformed army soldiers fire live shots at the …


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