The Prime Minister of Fiji this week attended the official opening ceremony of the new Tengy Cement Factory in Lami, which was completed last year.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Prime Minister said:
“This project is very good news for all the constructions taking place across the country. The new cement factory will address the chronic shortage of cement in Fiji and also drop the price of this important building material, which will ultimately reduce the cost of building a home and any other construction.
“We all know that the construction boom in Fiji has led to an increased demand for cement and other building materials. Unfortunately, the local industry hasn’t always been able to keep pace with this demand and at times we’ve had to turn to expensive imports. We expect this inconsistency to now be a thing of the past. Not only will Tengy help stabilise the local market, but I understand that they have plans to eventually export to neighbouring countries as well. This is very good news for the Fijian economy.”
Cement production began in February this year, and thus far 20 000 t of cement has been produced. Exports to other Pacific island countries are scheduled to begin next month.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
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