Geosynthetic Industrial Works Plc, a joint venture of Ethiopian and Egyptian companies, is to embark on a 40 million birr (USD $2.4 million) expansion project. Geosynthetic Industrial Works Plc is engaged in supply of plastic pipe, polymeric sheeting and various other products which are used for protection, collection, conveyance and containment of water resources. The company forecasts more than 150 million birr in business this year.