In line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, an SR1.48bn cement plant is to be established in the Baha province, located south of Jeddah.
Last year, King Abdullah issued a special directive to establish cement factories in Jouf, Hail and Baha provinces. The agreement to set up Dana Al-Baha for Cement was signed last week in Baha between the Baha Governor Prince Muhammed Ibn Saud and Hussein Ibn Abdul Wahab Ibn Dajaam, chairman of the Dana Holding Company, a Saudi joint stock company.
"Our company was chosen for this project by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources because of its financial and technical capabilities," Dajaam said in a statement yesterday. He added that the new plant would manufacture 10,000t of Portland cement in accordance with international standards.