Dangote Cement to double Douala grinding plant capacity to 3Mt/yr

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Cameroon: Nigeria-based Dangote Cement plans to increase the capacity of its 1.5Mt/yr Douala cement grinding plant near the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé to 3Mt/yr. The Nigerian Guardian newspaper has reported that the company’s current expansion plan aims at exploiting multiple trade routes within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Aliko Dangote said that the plant is “our largest greenfield project in a neighbouring country with which we not only share a border but also a long history of brotherly relations dating from our colonial days. Owing to the rich culture and history that we share, we have a better understanding of Cameroon.” He added, “Our desire to increase our investment with the Phase-2 project is based on not only the fast growth rate of the Cameroonian economy but also due to the warm welcome extended to us and the enabling environment created by the government of Cameroon. Our choice of Cameroon for this multi-million-dollar investment is quite strategic. Cameroon is the largest economy in Central Africa and is well endowed with abundant natural resources. The country also enjoys political stability, adequate security and growing infrastructural development. In addition, President Biya has created an enabling environment that has continued to attract investors both from within and outside the African continent.”

Last modified on 13 January 2021

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