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Pokot Cement still waiting to get off the ground

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The continued delay in establishing the Pokot Cement factory in Kenya, is infuriating local residents who expect to benefit from new job opprotunities. Today, prime land in the area whose value had risen, no longer attracts the interest of potential buyers, with the township remaining largely inactive. West Pokot County Executive Committee member for trade, Monges Lotodo, said the authorities sought audience with the Ministry of Mining a month ago concerning the delayed plant. "We have co...

Kenya: Pokot's power plant plans

18 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Pokot Cement plans to construct a power plant to supply its upcoming cement works in Kenya as well as the national grid. Of the 64MW capacity, 50MW will be sold to the national grid, according to a report by 'The Star' (Kenya).  "The power generated will enable us to operate effectively and minimise our costs of operations apart from supplying more electricity to the national power grid,"  Rajesh Rawal, chief executive of plant owner Cemtech told the daily. Cemtech, a subsidiary of India-...

Kenya: Cemtech gains cement plant licences

30 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The government has granted all required licences for the construction of the KES12bn (US$136.9m) Pokot Cement Factory. Rajesh Rawal, Cemtech Sanghi's Group director, said it has taken more than two years for the company to be granted the licenses. He said the company is now ready to begin the project which is scheduled to be completed by end of 2014 or early 2015. "What we will set up is factory that has capacity to produce more than 1.2Mta of cement  for at least 50 years," he said. The f...

Pokot Factory scheduled for completion at end-2013, Kenya

10 April 2012, Published under Cement News

A new 1.2Mta cement factory being constructed in the Pokot region of Kenya, will be completed within the next 15 months, Rajesh Kumar Rawal, director of the Cemtech Sanghi Group who is building the factory. Mr Rawal said the planning stages have been completed and the new plant is scheduled to be opened by the end of 2013. He said design of the plant, machinery and equipment was almost complete in India and China and will be shipped to Kenya in the coming months, AllAfrica news reports. ...