Ethiopia’s Ministry of Industry has released a draft Cement Industry Development Strategy, with the aim of increasing the country’s cement consumption by more than threefold within a decade. It is set to play a crucial role in bridging the gap between cement demand and supply in Ethiopia, but realisation of the project will cost around ETB600 million. The strategy was prepared by Adama Science and Technology University and has been discussed by stakeholders.
As well as aiming to increase national cement consumption from 6 million t to 20 million t, Dr Mebrhatu Meles, State Minister of Industry, said the strategy would help to boost plants’ productivity and ensure that cement is both affordable and available for people with low incomes. The draft also includes a plan to provide support for cement manufacturers that produce cement and overcome the shortage in the domestic market.
Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling
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