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Dangote commissions new cement plant in Zambia

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Dangote Cement has commissioned a new 1.5 million tpy cement plant and a 30 MW coal power plant in Zambia. Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu attended the commissioning ceremony, as did Nigeria’s Vice Presiden Yemi Osinbajo and several Nigerian governors. Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President Osinbajo said that the projects would further cement the relationship between the two countries.

The Zambian cement plant is Dangote Cement’s sixth in Africa of 14 planned projects, of which a further four are due to be commissioned by the end of the year. The company currently has about 40 million t of operational capacity.

Reports also indicate that the company plans to double its investment in Zambia by building a second cement 1.5 million tpy cement plant. Aliko Dangote, the Dangote Group President, reportedly said at the ceremony that his aim is to have 40 million t capacity within Nigeria and a further 40 million t capacity in the rest of Africa.

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