Dangote outlines plans to expand Ethiopian operations

Dangote outlines plans to expand Ethiopian operations
Published: 20 November 2015


Dangote Cement is to invest US$450m to double capacity at its Oromia plant in Ethiopia. Local press reported that the Nigerian cement producer has already received a 36ha plot of land from Oromia State, near the plant's site in Mugher, Adebern Wereda

The company requested the land from Oromia Investment Commission in September 2015. Now it is processing right of way issues at Wereda level, AllAfrica News reported. The new plant will employ 1300 people when it is completed, according to All Africa. The company also intends to open a bag factory to supply packaging for Dangote and others.

Dangote inaugurated the 2.5Mta works in June this year. The plant is located in West Shewa Zone, near Muger town of Oromiya Regional State, about 85km from the capital Addis Ababa.