Bosnia-Herzegovina: Turkey's GIMAS shows desire to construct Gacko cement plant

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Turkey's GIMAS shows desire to construct Gacko cement plant
Published: 12 February 2013


Representatives of 'GIMAS' and the mayor of municipality Gacko recently held a meeting with representatives of Enel, Alfa Motor and Dr Boško Vukovic regarding the possibility of building a cement factory in the region.

In addition to large reserves of coal and energy production, the Gacko municipality also has significant reserves of limestone, clay and marl, which could serve as the basic raw material for cement production.

Taking in account that the area does not currently produce cement, it was seen as a logical idea to construct a cement plant with a certain capacity, which would be set up within the next several years.
However, to realise the project, it is necessary to consider all the necessary parameters of raw materials, their quality and stock, energy, technology, market and economic possibility of such a production.

"All our cement plants are ecologically clean. We call them green cement plants. The time it would take for the construction of such a cement plant is 26 months," said Bekir Girgin, Gimas' Director.