Cement factory in Kwanza Sul, Angola, to start operating in 2012

30 October 2009

Luanda, Angola, 30 Oct – The Kwanza Sul cement factory (FCKS), conclusion of which is expected in 2012, is expected to cost US$200,000 and will produce 1.5 million tonnes of cement epr year, the chairman of the cement company said Wednesday in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop on the sidelines of a session to present the project, which is already being built on the outskirts of the city of Sumbe, capital of Kwanza Sul, Marcos Sessa said that the factory, which is 100 percent Angolan-owned, would provide direct employment to thousands of people and contribute to a rise in the supply of cement on the market.

He also said that whilst construction was underway the FCKS factory would start it business with the import and sale of cement (as of November) and expected sales of around 600,000 tonnes per year.

“We want to offer quality and contribute to the reduction of the price of cement on the market,” said Sessa adding that the arrival of the first lot of cement imported by FCKS is expected in November. (macauhub)