Nigeria's Dangote plans to build 10 cement plants across Africa.

By bne IntelliNews May 19, 2011
Nigeria's biggest cement maker Dangote plans to build another 10 cement plants in Africa to boost its production capacity under a recent agreement with China's Sinoma International Engineering Co., the BusinessDay newspaper reported. Last month, Dangote and Sinoma signed a USD 3.9bn contract to significantly expand the operations of the Nigerian company. The new plants, the construction of which is expected to begin in the next three months, will be located in Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Congo, Gabon, another one in Obajana and two additional plants of 6mn tons capacity in Ibese with a blending plant in Cameroon, the newspaper said. All the projects are expected to completed in 30 months, the group's executive director, Devakumar Edwin, was quoted as saying. Dangote Group controls Nigeria's biggest cement maker and also has interests in the manufacturing of sugar, flour, salt and spaghetti as well as in the steel and telecommunications sectors.

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