Astra’s Iraq Plant to Start Trial Operations in June, SPA Says

March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Astra Industrial Group said trial operations at a unit’s steel plant in Iraq are set to start in June, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the Riyadh-based holding company. The unit, Al Tanmiya Steel Co., is 51 percent owned by Astra.

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