New cement plant for East Africa
New cement plant for East Africa
The east African government is now set to build a second cement factory in Kajiado, Athi River State. According to Kephar Tande, Managing Director, Portland Cement, plans are under way for the construction of a fully-fledged cement factory in the Nooleleshuani area of Kajiado and it is expected to be in operation in 2016. He said that the site is next to the limestone-rich Maasai plains, which are the major source of cement raw materials in Kajiado. Raw materials from here are supplied to all of the five companies based in Athi River.

´This will ensure its position in the Kenyan market remains strong and help it to eventually acquire leadership. We are currently carrying out feasibility studies for a clinker plant in Nooleleshuani near Bisil and will install a new cement mill by 2016 to increase our cement production capacity to 2Mt/yr´ said Tande. the announcement to build a new cement plant comes a few days after cement-makers increased cement prices.

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