Making a mark in Iraq
As part of its journey to become a multinational producer, Lucky Cement of Pakistan has built a new grinding plant near Basra, Iraq, in partnership with local company Al-Hakam Group. Launched last year, the 0.8Mta unit has steadily made its mark on the domestic market to meet growing demand needs, whilst also maintaining an eye on export potential.
Iraq has experienced many turbulent years that have adversely impacted the country's development. The situation is currently mixed, with the north continuing to have its trade and security compromised due to ISIS incursions and settlement, while the south has steadily begun to transform itself into a progressive emerging market.