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During the second quarter of 2015, the Dangote Cement Factory in Zambiann opened its doors. The plant’s location is 271 kilometers from Lusaka. Furthermore, the 1.5mta plant produces 42.5-grade cement. All in an effort towards competing against the lower-grade but dominant 32.5 products that are in the market.

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Quite impressively, the US$400 million project has reserves of over 240 million tonnes of limestone. Moreover, the Dangote Cement Factory Project boasts a production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes annually. As a result, it contributes to the creation of at least 1,000 jobs. Since its completion in 2015, Dangote Cement Zambia has been a major supplier to the country’s construction market.

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Reported On 16 March 2015

Dangote cement factory in Zambia to begin production this month

Production at the Dangote’s cement factory in Zambia will commence this month after construction work of the same was complete. This factory’s construction at a cost of US$400m and a similar one to be built in Chilanga south at the same cost.

According to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group Aliko Dangote, construction work on the cement factory would have been completed earlier; however, this was hampered by the rains.

Delay in getting clearance by the Zambia Environmental Agency (ZEMA) also caused a bit of delay on the cement factory construction project. Operations should start in two to three weeks.

The Group CEO also said that the Dangote Masaiti plant had a production capacity of 1.5 million tons of cement per annum and will be equipped with a 30-megawatt power plant.

The Chilanga cement construction would also have a similar model as that of Masaiti, with similar investments.

Mr. Dangote further said that the same contractors that were a part of the first project will also feature in the second project.  He was glad that there was room for investment in Zambia.

“We have made good progress on the Chilanga project where we are building an identical plant. Certainly, there is room for additional investment in Zambia, we are happy to be here” he said.