Bahrain cement crisis set to ease

Bahrain cement crisis set to ease
Published: 09 September 2008

 Bahrain will import 300,000t of cement soon to help overcome a crunch facing the construction sector.

"Bahrain National Cement Company has signed a six-month renewable contract with a Spanish firm", the Industry and Commerce Ministry said yesterday.

A credit line has already been secured to ensure transaction financing.

"Under the deal, Bahrain will be supplied with 50,000t monthly at preferential prices," BNCC administrative director Mohsen Ala’ali said.