Burundi plant begins cement production

Burundi plant begins cement production
Published: 14 February 2011

Burundi Cement Company (BUCECO) has begun production at its 0.1Mta factory in the northern province of Chibitoke.

Burundians have been importing all their cement from their East African Community (EAC) neighbours (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania). The production of cement in this tiny land-locked east African country will provide a cheaper source of cement
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According to Managing director, Aime Mananda, a 50kg bag of cement made in Burundi will be sold at  about 19,000 Burundian francs (US$19), a difference of just over US$1, compared with imported cement.