The US trade & development agency recently provided a grant to the local ministry of mines & industries to enable the completion of a project feasibility study regarding various cement manufacturing projects. As a result, the ministry subsequently retained the services of US-based Box International consulting to complete the study.
The project would reportedly involve the rehabilitation of existing cement plants as well as the construction of a new 1Mta facility. As things currently stand, the study is under way and tentatively scheduled for completion by the end of March 2007. At that time, the project plans will incorporate essential information for investors, developers, and providers of goods and services. If the project goes ahead as envisioned it is expected to require an investment of about US$305m to complete.