New cement and clinker factory inaugurated in Maputo

Inaugurada nova fábrica de cimento e clínquer em Maputo

The President of the Republic inaugurated this Wednesday a cement plant in Maputo province, with capacity to produce two million tons per yearIn addition to reducing clinker imports, the main raw material in cement production.

"The plant will improve the business economy of the cement industry sector because it will entail the reduction of clinker imports, one of the most used inputs in the manufacturing process," said Filipe Nyusi, at the inauguration of the plant in Matutuíne, in Maputo province.

The new factory, called Mozambique Dugongo Cimentos, will produce 5,000 tons of clinker per day, which will reduce its import by about 360,000 tons per year, corresponding to 54 million dollars, advanced the head of state.

"With the production of clinker in the country we will be contributing more and more to the reduction of the cement production cost, having as a scope the stabilization of the final price and the increase of the cement purchasing capacity by Mozambicans," said the President.

According to Filipe Nyusi, for the construction of the factory 330 million dollars were invested, and 350 people were employed.

"I reaffirm the commitment to promote and attract more investments and entrepreneurs to establish clinker production industrial units in the other regions of the country," concluded Filipe Nyusi.

With the new plant, Mozambique now has 16 cement producers, nine of which are in Maputo province and the remaining seven in Sofala, in the center of the country, Nampula and Cabo Delgado, in the north, and which together have the annual capacity to produce seven million tons of cement.

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