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CIMERWA to export cement from Rwanda

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Rwanda's only cement manufacturer CIMERWA Ltd, has officially unveiled a new plant expected to increase production and boost export revenues.

On 17 August 2015, the Prime Minister Anastas Murekezi officially launched the new US$140 million CIMERWA plant in Rusizi, western Rwanda, which will increase the firm’s capacity from the current 100 000 to 600 000 metric tpy.

Increasing production capacity, according to Murekezi, makes it possible for the plant to export up to 30% of total production (200 000 t) to other countries, such as DR Congo and Burundi.

This, according to the premier, will help drive sustainable economic development and poverty reduction.

The factory’s expansion investment will largely serve the bigger and increasing Kigali market, which is already co-shared by regional cement giants including Uganda’s Hima cement and Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro cement.

Prime Minister Murekezi said the factory’s expansion will help cut construction costs and also slice importation of cement to boost the country’s economy.

Edited from various sources by Joseph Green. Sources: AllAfrica, ktpress

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