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Malawi: Minister applauds CPL investment

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Natural Resources and Mining, Bright Msaka, has spoken on Cement Products Ltd’s (CPL) multi-million investment in its Njereza Plant in Mangochi. Mr Msaka said how the venture has the potential to contribute to Malawi’s economic growth and is a sign that the company is embracing the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) government objective. Mr Msaka assured CPL that the government would continue providing all necessary technical support. Asaalam Abdul Gaffer, CPL chairperson...

Malawi government open to legal cement imports

20 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Malawi's government is issuing licences for the importation of cement. The legally imported cement is said to be bringing competition and stabilising the prices of cement in the country that has been welcomed by property investors, reported All Africa. Ministry of Industry and Trade spokesperson, Wiskes Mkombezi said government issues the cement importation licences in order to protect the consumers from exploitation of exorbitant prices on the monopolising local industry. He said the li...


05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgique is closing five ready-mixed concrete plants in Flanders, a move that will affect around 60 employees. The works being closed are at Furness, Ostend, Bruges, Izegem and Herentals. Lafarge Cement Zambia, which has a combined capacity of 1.4Mta from its two works, is to quadruple its exports to Congo and from Malawi. In additioin, the production should be increased by 0.1Mta from next month. The Chinese LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement Company is to invest some US$150...

LH and CDC: low-carbon construction solution

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and CDC Group plc (CDC), the UK’s development finance institution, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a company to produce and promote an affordable low-carbon construction solution for developing countries. The new company aims at scaling-up production of earth-cement bricks, a simple, reliable, affordable and environmentally-friendly building material that was launched by LafargeHolcim in Malawi in 2013. Deforestation and forest degradation account for the ...

Malawi rolls out distribution of subsidised materials under housing programme

30 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Malawi government has started to roll out the the distribution of materials under its Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme (DAHSP). Speaking during the hand-over ceremony of the materials last week at Malembo School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Khongoni, Charles Makanga, Lilongwe District Commissioner, said: "We need decent houses with cement and iron sheets to replace the grass thatched and muddy houses in our villages within the given peri...

Lafarge to export clinker to Malawi

20 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Company has signed an agreement with Central Eastern African Railway System (CEARS) in the exportation of clinker from Zambia to Malawi. CEARS Company Engineer Paul Madula confirmed the development to Zambian journalists who undertook a tour of the Chipata/Mchinji railway line in commemorating South Africa Development Committee (SADC) Day in Mchinji. Mr Madula said his company will be transporting 5600tpa of clinker through the railway line from Chipata to Blantyre for an...