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Burundi: Dangote's next stop?

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia’s CEO, Vipul Agrawal, has assured the Burundi government that its company will not only help to address the scarcity of cement in the country in the short term but also find a long-term solution. Burundi has large limestone, magnesium oxide and silica deposits in the northwest. As a result, the government has invited Dangote to build a cement plant in the country. The government requested Dangote to work out the modalities for the supply of construction materials an...

New cement and clinker plants for Burundi

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Burundi company Intracom is finalising the process to set up clinker and cement plants in Kigoma, according to the Daily News. The cement plant will have a capacity of 0.6Mta while the clinker plant will have a 1Mta capacity. The new plants are expected to meet demand in the Lake Tanganyika region as well as Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The main cement customers are in Kigoma and we will export to countries around the Lake Tanganyika corridor,” said Rubenga Samson, I...

Burundi authorities request consultation in Buceco price hike

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Buceco has raised its price for a bag of cement from 1 January 2022, informing all its approved sales agents that prices per 50kg bag would be increased from BIF24,500 (US$12.21) to BIF27,500 for 32.5R cement and from BIF30,000 to B-F33,000 for 42.5R cement. However, Burundi’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has asked the cement producer to suspend the application of the price rise, which it considers unilateral and detrimental to local consumers. The Ministry of Trade has asked...

East African prospects

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The east African cement markets of Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Burundi have continued to experience rising levels of cement consumption over recent years with investments in infrastructure and affordable housing. However, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to take its toll on cement consumption growth in 2020. Uganda has both one of the largest economies and cement industries in East Africa, with capacity growth fuelled by growing confidence on the back of expected oil revenues The...

Cimerwa looking to cut costs as it eyes export markets

23 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Busisiwe Legodi, Cimerwa's chief executive officer, has reaffirmed her company’s commitment to developing export markets in neighbouring Burundi and eastern DR Congo. Speaking in Kigali last week, Ms Legodi also said that Cimerwa – which is 51 per cent owned by South Africa’s PPC – were looking to cut costs.  A report by Rwanda’s New Times newspaper quoted Ms Legodi as saying: “We import most of the raw materials, including gypsum and coal, which makes business expensive. We are, there...

Burundi Cement Co receives go-ahead for limestone quarry

18 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Burundi Cement Co (BUCECO) has received government approval to start limestone exploitation on the edges of Cibitoke. Initially, the quarried limestone will meet 60 per cent of national demand but by 2020, the quarry is expected to cover the entire requirement. BUCECO was founded in 2004 by Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa. It currently employs 80 people. In March it announced that it had doubled production from 34,500t in 2011 to 70,500t in 2012. The producer also saw profits rise from BIF12...

Burundi Cement Co doubles production, eyes capacity expansion

19 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Burundi Cement Co (BUCECO), the central African country’s sole supplier, has doubled production and profits in its first two years of operation and is considering doubling capacity, the company has said in a statement. BUCECO, which began production in January 2011 produced 70,500t of cement in 2012 compared to 34,500t the year before. Profits have risen from BIF12.9m (US$10m) in 2011 to BIF31.4m (US$22m) last year. The company’s founder and owner Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa said that th...