The Aleppo cement plant, owned by Lafarge in partnership with Syrian MAS Economic Group, has started production with a capacity of 3Mta, reports Global Arab Network according to Syrian sources.
Chairman and CEO of Lafarge, Bruno Lafont said the plant, situated in Kharab Ishq village in the Aleppo countryside, will help achieve self-sufficiency in cement to cover the local market needs. Total investment in the plant has amounted to US$680m. Plant construction started in 2007.
Mr Lafont added that the plant indicates Lafarge’s confidence in the Syrian government and in the Syrian market which is quickly growing.