Pakistan to export cement to Sri Lanka

Pakistan to export cement to Sri Lanka
Published: 05 March 2008

Pakistan will supply cement to Sri Lanka, even as the two countries have pledged to avail of the vast untapped potential for bilateral trade.

Sri Lankan government would import cement from Pakistan through the recently set up State Trading Co-operative Wholesale Company Ltd to counter the shortage allegedly created by errant traders concealing their stocks.

A spokesman of the Sri Lanka state owned company said the agreement is expected to be signed shortly with a company in Pakistan to import cement.

"The demand for cement has risen with the commencement of many massive infrastructure projects," he said.