Tajikistan: Cement production rises 580,000 tonnes more than last year

Byrebecca3360

Updated Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:23:25 GMT

Over the first seven months of this year, Tajikistan has produced about 602,000 tonnes of cement, which is 580,000 tonnes more than in the same period last year, the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies said.

The most of cement has been produced at Huaxin Gayur Cement Company (443,000 tonnes) and Tajikcement (120,000 tonnes).

Currently there are eleven cement production companies in Tajikistan, with a total capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year.

Till the end of this year, the cement production companies are planned to produce 1 million tonnes of cement, which will reduce the rates of cement import from abroad.

The cement import annually reaches 3 million tonnes. Tajikistan imports cement mainly from Pakistan and Iran.

Tajikistan’s annual requirements in cement have sharply increased in connection with construction of the Roghun hydroelectric power plant (HPP), highways and other facilities of the nationwide significance.