Moroccan company builds cement plant in Guinea-Bissau

5 August 2015

Moroccan company Ciments de l’Afrique will build a factory for cement production in Guinea-Bissau, the Prime Minister’s office said Tuesday in Bissau.

The statement issued by the office of Domingos Simões Pereira also said that the Prime Minister was informed of the intention during an audience granted to a delegation from the Moroccan company.

The head of the delegation and managing director of the company, Saad Sefrioui told the Guinean Prime Minister that the factory would start production of cement within 14 months, and an agreement outlining these details was signed just hours before a meeting with the Minister of Economy and Finance.

The signed agreement includes construction of social housing, although Sefrioui did not specify how many houses would be built, but said it was “small” and he also gave no figure for investment in the cement plant.

During a recent visit by the King of Morocco to Guinea-Bissau the authorities of the two countries signed 16 cooperation agreements in sectors as diverse as security, foreign affairs, fisheries, agriculture, energy and social protection. (macauhub/GW)