Mr. Upjit Singh, an Indian philanthropist also known as Jeety, claims to have completed 98% of the $25 million rubber processing factory in Liberia. He claims that the facility will begin producing tires in the next four weeks. The factory will be the first to make tires in Liberia.
Mr. Jetty disclosed the information on July 26, 2023, at the Jeety Rubber LLC Health Center along German Camp Road in Weala when he distributed food and non-food items along with cooked hot meals to over 1,500 children from Weala and its environs.
Speaking during the Independence Day ceremony on July 26, Mr. Jeety said, “Let me share some wonderful news with everyone. Ninety-eight percent of our factory is complete. By God’s grace, we’ll finish the production in the upcoming two, three, or four weeks.”
Size of the rubber processing factory in Liberia
The factory is located on 13 hectares of land, together with warehouses, washing and treatment facilities. It is anticipated to be the biggest in the nation. With an industrial facility measuring 132,000 square feet and being entirely prefabricated.
At the start of the factory construction sometimes ago, Mr. Jeety told journalists while giving them a tour of the construction site that tyre production would begin in 2026. The building began just six months after the Liberian government and Jeety Rubber LLC agreed to a concession in 2021. It was expected to take one year to finish. The contract states that Jeety Rubber LLC will build, develop, and run a national rubber processing and production plant. To make tires and other items made of natural rubber.
Along with other things, the rubber processing factory is anticipated to create rubber bands, rain boots, and hand gloves. Each year, the company is anticipated to process about 25,000 tons of natural rubber. As of right now, Jeety has allowed local rubber producers like Farmers Hope Company access to around an acre of his land in order to purchase rubber from Liberian farmers for export.