Cherat Cement Company reportedly set to expand capacity

Byrebecca3360

Updated Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:29:44 GMT

Cherat Cement Company is reportedly investing Rs.12 billion in a new production line at its Nowshera cement plant, according to a report in Pakistan’s The News. The new cement plant will have a capacity of more than 1.3 million tpa and will take 30 months to build.

The newspaper cites Abid A. Vazir, executive director of the company, as saying that the expansion project is being undertaken in order to meet the expected increase in local demand for cement. The government is spending on infrastructure projects including highways, hydropower and housing. A potential improvement in the political situation in Afghanistan would also create increased demand, which the company is suitably located to meet.

Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute has reportedly been contracted to build the plant.