New Cement Development Strategy being designed

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Addis Ababa, December 28 (WIC) - The Institute of Chemical and Construction Input Supply said works are underway and various projects have been readied to modernize cement production system in order to trim down its price.
General Director to the institute Samuel Halala said the power that factories use to produce cement is the reason for price increase, and said using coal as power supply can be cost saving relatively to that of mazut.
Manager in Chief at Mesobo Cement Plant said his factory is conducting researches that would enable it use another alternative power supply –bio gas, hoping for price cut.
As part of the effort, the institute is designing cement development strategy to expand the exemplary experience to all the other 18 cement plants in the country.
Samuel, the general director said the strategy would support the factories improve their technologies, and believed would enable them increase their annual 11 million tons of cement, and export their products to Djibouti, Kenya and Somali-land and win the market.
In the current fiscal year, it has been planned to earn 10 million USD by exporting cement to the aforementioned neighboring countries. (FBC)

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