Chettinad Cement and KCP planning plants in Andhra Pradesh

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India: The state investment promotion board of Andhra Pradesh has approved proposals by Chettinad Cement and KCP to build cement plants in the state. Chettinad Cement plans to spend US$210m towards building a grinding plant in Vizag and a plant in Guntur, according to the Economic Times newspaper. These projects are scheduled to start production in March 2019. KCP has allocated US$83m towards its project in Krishna with the first phase of operations due to start in mid-2018. However, media commentators have noted that the south of India is facing cement production over capacity.

Last modified on 21 June 2017

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