The pithily-named Libyan Tractor and Agricultural Tools Company has reportedly produced its first new tractor since the revolution.
The company, part of the Ministry of Industry, held a ceremony to mark the event at its factory in the Tajura Industrial Zone.
Made to international standards, the model MF 240 tractor was described as “one of the most advanced tractors produced”, and cost LD 17,850 to make (about US$ 14,280).
According to the report from Libya Herald, it was made using only Libyan manpower,but the report goes on to say that “MF brand tractors are assembled and not manufactured in the Tajura-based Libyan ‘factory’”.
The Deputy Minister for Industry, Hassan Al-Droui, thanked the factory workers for their efforts and indicated their readiness to compete in world markets.
(Source: Libya Herald)