Dangote commissions three million tonne Tanzania cement plant

12 October 2015

The Dangote Cement Plc commissioned its new three million metric tonnes per annum cement plant located in the Mtwara District of Tanzania on 9 October.

The new plant, which is part of the company’s Africa expansion strategy, is the fourth plant to be commissioned after Ethiopia, Zambia and the Cameroun plants, which started operation last month.

President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is due to commission two others this year in Senegal and South Africa.
There are also plants being constructed in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Kenya.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the Tanzanian cement plant was conducted on May 27, 2013 and now, within 24 months, the plant has been commissioned.
With the plant in operation, Tanzania is on track to become self-sufficient in cement production.

There was a ground-breaking ceremony for 25 hectares of jetty land at Mgao village on the same day. This will enable easier access to the plant from the coastal area of the country.

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