Nigeria targets 17Mt output

Nigeria targets 17Mt output
Published: 28 January 2011

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) says estimated supply of 17Mt of local production of cement is achievable in 2011.

The executive secretary of CMAN, James Salako, said in Lagos that this was part of the manufacturers’ efforts to guarantee self sufficiency in the local demand of cement.

He said that new cement plants with combined capacity of 14Mt were currently under construction, adding that they were expected to come on the stream at different periods of the year.

“This year, we expect all the new facilities presently under construction to come on-stream,” he said.