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Tanzania starts white cement production in Mkuranga

Tanzania: Fortune Cement Co has started production of white cement at its new plant in Mkuranga district, coastal region, with the aim of meeting domestic and international demand. The plant, which produces 200 tonnes of white cement per day, will boost employment and increase income through exports under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Exaud Kigahe, stated that “the Ministry will collaborate to ensure that the products manufactured in this plant cross national borders and even reach the African free market.” He also noted that the new production capacity will reduce imports and create employment opportunities for Tanzanian youth, while improving foreign exchange earnings. Currently, more than 50% of the plant’s raw materials are sourced locally, excluding white clinker, which is imported.

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