Tajikistan exports 0.3Mt of cement in 2016

Tajikistan exports 0.3Mt of cement in 2016
27 January 2017

In 2016 Tajikistan exported 300,000t of cement, mainly to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, according to Tajik Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Shavkat Bobozoda.

Over the first nine months of last year, Tajikistan sent 35,000t of cement to Uzbekistan. Previously Tajikistan exported cement only to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Over the report period, Tajikistan sent 96,000t of cement to Afghanistan and 30,000t of cement to Kyrgyzstan. Besides, Tajikistan exported 65t  of cement to Russia over the same nine-month period.

Following the commissioning of new cement plants in Vahdat, Bobojon Gafur and Yavan districts, minister said that the country increased its cement output by around 0.5Mt to 2Mt in 2016, opening up significant opportunities for export.

In August 2016 the Government of Tajikistan and the Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement company started operation at the 1.2Mta cement plant in Yovon district of Khatlon province. It is the first cement plant in central Asia to produce ‘400’, ‘500’ and ‘600’ branded cement. The plant represents an investment of US$121m with 35 per cent of the cost procured from local investors and 65 per cent from foreign investment.

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