Mozambique will have more cement plants

The strategy being followed by the Government aims to stimulate more investments capable of producing and placing the final product with quality and at competitive prices, and soon a cement plant will be installed in the district of Chibabava, province of Sofala, another one in Vilankulo, province of Inhambane, and the third one in the province of Cabo Delgado.

According to the weekly Domingo, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC), the Government is determined to cherish companies that bet on production using local raw materials and that are able to complete the value chain, as is currently the case with the cement company "Dugongo", recently established in the national market.

The entry of new operators in the cement production business is inserted in the context of an invitation to investors from various origins, according to which companies should establish themselves in the country on the condition that they exploit the abundant existing limestone, use electricity, natural gas and mineral coal, where applicable, to reduce costs, and place the final product on the market with quality and at the most affordable price possible.

Another condition imposed on these companies is to produce enough clinker to supply other companies in the same industry that do not have clinker kilns, and thus eliminate the import of this raw material and help save foreign exchange.

As a matter of fact, this strategy is being implemented in other sub-sectors connected to civil construction, where there are already movements tending to organize the scrap business, from collection to export, in order to stimulate the production of construction iron in the country. 

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