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Ohorongo Cement inaugurates new plant

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On 30 November Ohorongo Cement inaugurated a new Composite Cement Plant and third Packaging Line. This will boost the company’s cement production to 1 million tpy. This is sufficient for Namibia’s domestic needs and beyond.

Through this new production unit Ohorongo Cement will be able to produce and supply Namibia with various types of consistent high quality cement. The new packaging line will increase the packaging of cement from 4400 bags/hour to 6800 bags/hour. Ohorongo Cement has also installed a two t big-bag filling station for special projects.

The NAD150 million investment was constructed using the latest technology and inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Honorable Kornelia Shilunga, who described the investment as a testament to the importance that Ohorongo Cement attaches to the development of the country.

She further commended the company for setting the bar high for future investors in terms of execution, standard and quality for all value addition products. “This further strengthens our credibility as a nation that, in as much as we invite investors, we also expect them to produce products that are of world class and quality,” Honorable Shilunga said.

The speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi, former Mines and Energy minister Isack Katali, the Hon. Governor of the Otjozondjupa Region, Hon. Otto Ipinge, the German Ambassador to Namibia, His Excellency Mathias Schlaga, and the Ohorongo Cement (PTY) Ltd. Board members were amongst those who attended the event at farm Sargberg.

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