Mozambique: Two new cement plants for Mozambique

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Updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:50:43 GMT

Mozambique: According to Agence de Presse Africaine, two new cement plants are planned for Mozambique in the coming years.

Turkey's Limak Holding plans to invest US$150m in a 2Mt/yr capacity cement plant in the Maputo Port area of Mozambique. Limak chairperson Nihat Ozdemir said that his company would create least 500 jobs during the first phase of the plant." Limak is also interested in entering the Mozambican energy sector and later intends to assess the viability of investment in ports, railways and tourism," said Ozdemir. Mozambique's Industry and Trade minister Max Tonela pledged the Mozambican government's support for Limak.

Meanwhile, Portugal's Cimpor Cimentos group, via its subsidiary Cimentos de Moçambique, has announced plans to build a new integrated cement plant in Nacala, Nampula for an estimated investment of around U$250m. It already owns an integrated cement plant in Matola and also operates four grinding units.