New 7000 t/day cement plant nears commissioning in Ethiopia
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says that a new 7000t/day cement plant is almost ready for commissioning. New Business Ethiopia News has reported that the government hopes that the unnamed unit will be operational by June 2021. The 2.5 mt/year Abay Cement plant at Dejen in Amhara region was previously scheduled for opening in 2021. The news comes at a time of rapid cement price rises in the country. A large black market has also arisen to serve overextended demand.