years of experience in the development of phosphate ore
Following many years of raw phosphate exporting, the Tunisian government undertook to process phosphate ore and to exploit it in a more profitable oriented way.
This brought to the creation of a domestic industry for phosphoric acid and fertilizer production, eventually resulting in the Groupe Chimique Tunisien (GCT), which is the result of the merger and absorption of some five companies occurring between 1952 and 1992 as indicated in the following table :
The industrial facilities described above have contributed in a considerable way in the promotion and development of southern Tunisia. Concurrently with the development of this industry and in order to go along the strictest national and international regulations in the field of environment protection, GCT has launched a vast program against pollution within all its production sites in order to contain atmospheric and solid wastes.
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