KVDA gets cement bids for Kerio Valley Plant

KVDA gets cement bids for Kerio Valley Plant
Published: 14 August 2007

The Kerio Valley Development Authority, Kenya has finally found investors willing to put up a cement factory in West Pokot District. KVDA Chairman, Mr Joshua Leparashau, yesterday said investors from China and  India had bid to set up a plant in the area to process up to 300,000 of cement annually.

"We are in the final process of studying their bids and should be able to know who will be setting up the factory in a week’s time," Leparashau said during a media briefing at his office in Eldoret.

Currently, limestone, the mineral used to process the cement, is being transported to Tororo in Uganda by a Ugandan investor who was given a licence to mine the mineral in Ortum area of West Pokot.

Leparashau said the establishment of the factory would help lower the cost of cement in the country.