Lafarge, the holding company for Chilanga Cement Plc, plans to spend Euro 85m in setting up a new cement line at its Lusaka facilities in Zambia. With a 750,000tpa capacity, the plant is set to be operational in 2008.
This investment will bring Chilanga’s total production capacity to 1.2Mta. Lafarge said it would then be in a position to meet the country’s growing infrastructure needs, notably for new copper mines and the construction of electrical power plants. Greater production capacity will also be used to export to neighboring countries.