A cement factory in the Sumbe municipal area, in Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, is due to start operating in July of this year, said the manager of the unit, Tembua Mucazo Roberto.
According to Angolan news agency Angop, the work is being carried out by Dubai company ETA Star, and inspection is the responsibility of Angola’s JVT.
The manager said that the factory would start with production of 4,200 tons of clinker (raw material used to produce cement) and would launch cement production in November starting with 4,500 tons per day.
The project is estimated to cost US$600 million and is funded by South Korea’s Samsung Corporation. It is located in a region that has reserves of clay, limestone and other raw materials needed to manufacture cement for the next 100 years.
This cement factory is the first of its kind to be built in Kwanza Sul province. (macauhub)