Africa’s largest cement company, Dangote Cement Plc, on November 23 scored a large win for the on-going drive for economic growth in Africa when it formally opened its 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville (DRC).
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Joined at the launch by a thrilled government and local citizens, the new plant is estimated at $500 million, and is the largest cement plant in the DRC. It has the potential to create about 1000 direct (as well as thousands of several other indirect) jobs.
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The company rolled out its first bag of cement in August 2017
This will be the 10th country in Africa where Dangote has established a fully operational cement production plant. Other countries include Ethiopia, Cameroun and Senegal.