Industry>>Chemical and Petrochemicals

The 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) of the D-8 held in Bali, Indonesia on 10-12 November 2008, agreed that Petrochemical as one of the identified areas for cooperation under the industrial Cooperation of D-8. The 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) meeting held on 28  February 2010, in Tehran adopted the  Terms of Reference of the Taks Force on Petrochemical as follows:

•To establish D-8 joint venture or joint investment petrochemical projects and providing a model of contract for feasibility studies for J-V petrochemical projects among D-8 Member States

•To establish D-8 Petrochemical Market to meet petrochemical demands produced from D-8 Member States

•To establish D-8 Petrochemical networking system and information about D-8 petrochemical industry to meet in respect of technical, knowledge/ technologies, financing, marketing, furnishing description of services,  introducing sophisticated and committed contractors, consultants and vendors to D-8 J-V petrochemical projects for advisory, contribution and supervising in engineering, erection, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up

•To establish D-8 petrochemical partnership-through joint research, development and training, manufacturing know-how for process of petrochemical products such as: urea/ammonia, methanol, methanol to propylene(MTP), methanol to olefins (MTO), propane dehydrogenation (PDH), Di-methyl Ether (DME) and synthesis gas

•To achieve production process know-how of Alfa olefins, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), engineering polymers and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) -participation in know-how developing of DME, MTP, PDH, GTL and synthesis gas through joint investment in establishing relevant plants in the Member States

•To provide training services to D-8 Member States in the field of petrochemical industry from those D-8 Member States that have the capacity and potentials to offer these services via training courses, software, seminars, workshops and vocational training courses

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1.        In line with the initiation of Task Forces under WGIC, the proposal to identify the TFs was raised during the Fourth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 10-12 November 2008, Bali-Indonesia. 

After having and intensive discussion and exchange of views, the meeting agreed to strengthen future cooperation through Task Forces:

1.Automotive (Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia)
2.Energy, Power Sector and Conservation (Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria)
3.Food production through Mechanization (Coordinator: Malaysia) 
4.Cooperation/Transfer of Technology (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
5.Petrochemicals and Fertilizer (Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran)
6.Cement (Coordinator: Iran)
7.Steel (Coordinator: Iran)
8.Textile (Coordinator: Egypt, Indonesia)
9.Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
10.SMEs (Coordinator: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria)
11.Electronics and IT (Coordinator: Malaysia) 

The 5th Ministerial Meeting on Industry on held 09-11 May 2016 in Cairo, change the name of the Task Force of Petrochemicals  to “Task Force on Chemical and Petrochemicals”.

At the second Task Force Meeting on Petrochemical and Fertilizer was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8 October 2012,The meeting agreed to make the following key recommendations:

(1) Formation of a common expert committee for D-8 member countries (hereafter called D-8 Petrochemical Expert Group). The committee will decide or propose the possible ways for the collaboration among D-8 member countries for mutual interest. Specifically the committee will coordinate, communicate, monitor, administer and supervise the implementation of any decision taken. To form the committee, all members will introduce their representatives preferably from senior management to the D-8 secretariat. 

The recommended expert committee should be formed within the next three months.

It is to be noted that Iran’s petrochemical industry expressed its willingness in forming D-8 petrochemical expert group in coordination with D-8 secretariat.
(2) Formation of a petrochemical institute in Bangladesh funded by D-8 member countries.

Outcomes of the Task Force on Petrochemical of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 26-27 January 2015, Tehran, Iran are as follows:

-The meeting decided to locate the Secretariat of the Petrochemical Association temporarily in Tehran, Iran.

-The privately-owned Association of Petrochemical Industry Cooperation (APIC) which is based in Tehran, Iran will be the focal point for further discussions and follow-up regarding the issues related to the Association. 

Outcomes of the Task Force on Petrochemical of the 5th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 09-1 May 2016, Cairo, Egypt are as follows:

•The name of the Task Force is agreed to be “Task Force on Chemical and Petrochemicals”;

•The name of the association is agreed to be Petrochemicals and Downstream Industries Association;

•Headquarters of the petrochemical associations will be in Tehran till December 2016 and then moved to Cairo starting from January 2017 for the next two years in the Chamber of Chemical Industries of Egypt. (FEI Building);

•Each D-8 Member State is entitled to introduce only two entity to become a member of the Association and one of them from Petrochemicals Industries and second one is from Downstream Sector;

•The Association will elect two Vice Chairman one for Upstream and one for Downstream;


Md. Ziaur Rahman Khan
Joint Secretary (BCIC)
Ministry of Industries
Fax: +880 2 9563553


Eng. Wael Mokhtar Ali 
Technical Studies General Manager
Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company, (Echem)

27 El- Salam Avenue El- Lotus Area, New Cairo- Egyot

Chem. Shaher Mohamed Reda
Operations General Manager
Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company, (Echem)
27 El- Salam Avenue El- Lotus Area, New Cairo- Egyot


Raditya Eka Permana
Assistant Deputy Director 
Ministry of Industry
Ph: +62 21 5253214 ext. 2423, 4046
Fax: +62 21 5252978

ST. Yuli Puspita Sari
Ministry of Industry
Email: yuli_puspital

Dr. Ciska Farida Ariany, S.Si.T, M.Si
Acting Assistant Deputy Director, Ministry of Industry
Ph/Fax: +62 21 5253817 ext. 4055

Eripson Mangasi H. Sinaga, S.ST, MM
Acting Assistant Deputy Director, Ministry of Industry
Ph/Fax: +62 21 5253817 ext. 4055

Mr. Muhammad Razman bin Abu Samah
Director, Sectoral Policy Division, MITI
Tel: 603 - 6200 0582
Fax: 603 – 6211 2401

Ms. Meral Kabukcuoglu
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT)
Phone: +90 312 201 5627
Fax: +90 312 201 5564

Meetings so far held:

- Working Group on Petrochemical Meeting (13-14 May 2013, Tehran- Iran) 

-D-8 Task Force Meeting on Petrochemical (26-28 January 2015, Tehran-Iran)

-D-8 Task Force Meeting on Petrochemical (09-11 May 2016, Cairo-Egypt)