Tanzanian government gives Dangote Cement land for coal mine

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Tanzania: The Ministry of Energy and Minerals has given Dangote Cement a 10km2 plot of land in Ngaka, Ruvuma to mine coal. The decision follows the acknowledgment by President John Magufuli that Tancoal, the local coal producer, is unable to meet domestic demand, according to the Citizen newspaper. At present manufacturers are unable to import coal from South Africa due to a government ban. In late 2016 Dangote Cement made a deal with the government to supply natural gas to its cement plant at Mtwara following a temporary shutdown at the site.

Last modified on 15 March 2017

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