Concrete road cheaper, durable, says Dangote

21 September 2015

Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote over the weekend reiterated his plea to the Federal Government to urgently consider the use of concrete roads in the country.

He said it would benefit Nigerians and even the Federal Government to embrace the option of using concrete for roads in the country. Aside from being very cheap, he said concrete roads were more durable and maintenance costs were near zero.

“We are pushing for Nigeria to do a concrete road. It is cheaper to do a concrete road that will last 50 years than to do a bitumen road.”

Dangote recently said: “We are not only building cement plants in Africa, we have gone to Nepal to build a 3-mmtpa cement plant and by the time all our new projects are completed in the next two years, Dangote Cement will have over 70 mmtpa capacity.

But we are not going to stop there, hopefully, by 2020, our targets is around 100 mmtpa capacity.

“I can assure you categorically that Africa will not lack cement now and even in the future…Africa will be self -sufficient rather than be a dumping ground for other manufacturers of cement. “


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