Sino Cement Zimbabwe is set to undertake the construction of a brick making plant in Zambia after its parent company, China National Materials Group Corporation (SINOMA) gave then US $20m for the project.
SINOMA is an enterprise administered by the central government under administration of the state owned assets supervision and administration commission of the state council of the Peoples Republic of China.
According to the Managing Director for Sino Cement, Mr Wang Yong, the whole project which involves the construction of a brick making plant in Zambia is estimated to cost a total of US $50m and will be constructed in three phases.
He noted that the first phase will see the cement manufacturer construct a plant that will have the capacity of making 60million bricks annually.
Upon completion of the plant 200 jobs will be generated for the local people.
Mr Wang further noted that his firm was diversifying hence wanted to make use of a by-product from limestone extraction and shell.
Construction work on the new Sino Cement Plant is expected to take less than a year and manufacturing of bricks will start in June 2016 if all goes as planned.
At the moment, the company is facing refurbishment which will be complete by end of year.
China National Materials Group Corporation is the world’s largest cement equipment and engineering service provider and China’s non-metal material leading manufacturer.
Sino Cement Zimbabwe is operating at 90 percent and looking forward to scaling up production according to Mr Wang.