The Metuge cement factory in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, came into operation on Friday following an investment of US$24 million, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.
AIM said the plant will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes of cement.
At the inauguration the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi said that the new plant will increase overall cement production in the country by 6% and by 67.6% in the north of the country.
In 2015, the cement industry contributed 10% to overall production in Mozambique.
Mozambique currently has 11 cement plants in the provinces of Maputo, Sofala and Nampula, which annually produce about 4 million tonnes, representing 75% of the country’s needs.
The brand of cement manufactured at the new plant, which was built using Chinese capital, has been named “Elefante Africano” (African elephant). (macauhub)