New equipment and machinery have been installed in Wassit's factory for the manufacture of liquefied gas cylinders to push up production to 300,000 units a year, the factory's director said on Wednesday.
"The plan aims at modernizing production lines and improving production quality…," Engineer Qassem Shareeda told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
The machinery installed includes neck and bottom welding machines, Shareeda explained, noting that production is expected to increase from 200,000 to 300,000 liquefied gas cylinders a year.
Established in 1979, Wassit's factory for the manufacturing of liquefied gas cylinders is the only of its kind in the country.
Kut, the capital city of Wassit province, lies 180 km southeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.(Voices of Iraq)