Investor pledges to revive Pokot project, Kenya

Investor pledges to revive Pokot project, Kenya
Published: 10 August 2011

Investors behind a factory in Pokot, Kenya have pledged to proceed with construction work, which has failed to take off 14 months after the ground-breaking ceremony.

The project was expected to kick off soon after the June 2010 launch ceremony in Ortum, Pokot, but its directors blamed the delay on various studies required before the investment.

Sanghi Cement won a tough battle with India’s Mehta Group and promised to shortly commence the construction. The first phase, which involved putting up a grinding plant, was initially set to be complete by next year.

“The Chinese contractors will be on the site soon,” said project director Rajeshkumar Rawal. "A general manager is already on the ground.”