Mozambican government to supervise cement production

Byzhangli

Updated Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

The Mozambican government plans to set up a system to supervise cement production in Mozambique as a way of ensuring its timely supply and in sufficient quantity to meet demand, the spokesman for the Council of Ministers said in Maputo.

The spokesman for the Council of Ministers and deputy Foreign Affairs minister, Henrique Banze, said Tuesday that the government was concerned about guaranteeing a steady supply of cement due to the demand created by a number of large construction projects.

The supervision system will help the government adapt supply to demand and encourage factories to produce more in order to meet higher demand.

Mozambique has eight cement factories with a combined production capacity of 2.5 million tons per year.