Tripoli— Libya is embarked to build two new oil refineries in Tubruq in the east and in Ubari in the southwest, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan revealed on Wednesday.
In his weekly press briefing, Zeidan said his cabinet had approved the two oil refinery projects including the one in Tubruq at a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day.
The other smaller refinery will be at a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day and will meet the needs of the less populated area in the south of Libya.
Tubruq refinery will be able to meet most of the fuel and other needed refined goods in eastern Libya.
The Prime Minister also revealed that plans are underway to establish a hospital in Tubruq and a Texas company has already visited the site and made its preliminary studies on the project.
Another major hospital will also be built in Sebah the largest city in southern Libya to replace the existing hospital which is no more functional.
This is in addition to four more new maternity hospitals to be established in the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Misurata and Sebha.