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ZIMBABWE hopes to inaugurate its chemical industry with a $110 million polyvinyl chloride plastics plant. PVC Polymer Zimbabwe Pvt. Ltd. let contract to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd., Reading, U.K., to complete by yearend a second phase feasibility study for the project, tentatively scheduled for completion in 1993. If approved, the plant would produce 20,000 metric tons/year of PVC, as well as caustic soda, chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite, and hydrochloric acid.

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