Kenyan producer ARM Cement is getting closer to launching construction of a US$400m plant in Kitui County, the company’s managing director has said.
Pradeep Paunrana told local press that the company has received support from the Kitui county government under Governor Julius Malombe.
“We are optimistic that in the next few months, we will move on site for the groundbreaking to pave the way for construction to begin,’’ Standard Digital news quoted him as saying.
The new plant will be strategically located near the main market of Nairobi.? ?It is expected that the total cement and clinker produced by ARM plants in Kenya and Tanzania after the Kitui plant is completed will rise to 5Mta from 2.5Mta currently. “We have informed investors and shareholders that we want to double our capacity from 2.5Mta to 5Mta,’’ Paunrana noted.