DG Khan Cement plans greenfield plant, Pakistan

DG Khan Cement plans greenfield plant, Pakistan
12 September 2013

DG Khan Cement has been given the green light by its Board of Directors (BoD) to set up a greenfield plant in Pakistan, but plans for a Mozambique facility have been withdrawn.

The Pakistan-based manufacturer announced it is to set up the new 2.6Mta facility in the Hub District, Lasbela in the Baluchistan Province near Karachi. Its BoD has asked management to initiate the process to establish the plant, the land for which has already been acquired.

If the new project comes to fruition, it will raise DG Khan’s total domestic cement capacity to 6.8Mta. It already operates three cement plants, two located at Dera Ghazi Khan and one at Khairpur district, Chakwal.

Mozambique plans cancelled
However the BoD has decided to withdraw plans to construct a plant in Mozambique after the due diligence process showed a lack of infrastructure required to establish a plant there.

Sri Lanka grinding plant on-track
However, local media reports say the company is proceeding with a joint venture grinding plant in Sri Lanka Ruhunu Lanka Cement. The grinding facility would be set up in the southern province of Hambantota next year and will mainly be used for exports to markets such as South Africa and Kenya.

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