Saudi Arabia sets up committee for cement companies
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has formed a national committee for cement companies under the umbrella of the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The committee held its first meeting at the council's headquarters in Riyadh and elected Zamil Abdul Rahman Al-Muqrin as its Chairman. Al-Muqrin said the committee, which includes investors in the industry, would contribute to strengthening the vital industry. "The cement industry has a good future as a result of the Kingdom's tremendous economic growth," he added. Al-Muqrin referred to the growing development, infrastructure and real estate projects across the country. "These projects will increase the demand for cement. As a result, an agency like ours is required to develop this important sector," he said. According to him, cement companies in the Kingdom would double their outputs to meet the growing demand. "The committee will provide a variety of services to its members," the chairman concluded. At present, the committee includes a number of prominent industrialists and businessmen.