Bajil expansion to start soon, Yemen

Bajil expansion to start soon, Yemen
Published: 02 March 2009

Expansion of the Bajil Cement Plant is to start mid March after disagreements with the company to implement expansion works were settled, the Yemen Cement Industry Corporation has said.

The project aims to raise the capacity of the factory to 1.2Mta.

The corporation has agreed with a Chinese Company to carry out the plant expansion at a cost agreed earlier estimated at $ 113m, deputy director of the corporation Muhammad Shnieve said.

The drop in the prices of basic materials such as iron globally convinced the Chinese company to stop seeking more than the sum to implement the project, Shnieve said.