Cement plant opens in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda - A new CIMERWA plant (the only cement producer in Rwanda) was last week unveiled with expectations to increase cement production from the current production capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year to 600,000 tonnes/yr.

This will boost cement production and export revenues of the country to over $85million per year hence reduce the big trade deficit gap the country currently has.

“The new plant will allow Rwanda have enough cement, exporting some to its neighbors like DRC and Burundi and also will help create employment opportunities for Rwandans,” Rwanda’s Premier, Anastase Murekezi said.

“This will help drive sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the country,”Murekezi said.

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