Jugohrom Ferroalloys, one of Macedonia’s largest exporters, will resume operations in May or June next year, local media reported. The government, the plant’s management and the trade union of workers signed an initial deal, which envisages the restart of operations in the ferro-silicon producer located near the northwestern town of Tetovo. Production in the plant will resume only after the required dust collection filters are installed, according to the deal.
We recall that the plant was shut down in November last year due to its failure to meet environment protection standards. The plant used to employ around 1,110 workers and account for around 7% of Macedonia’s exports.