Algeria : Kick off export of 20,000 tons of cement to African countries

Noureddine Bedoui, Algerian Minister of Interior. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The Ministers of Interior, Local Authorities and Spatial Planning, the Housing Urbanism and the City, Noureddine Bedoui and Abdelwahid Temmar gave the start of an operation to export 20,000 tons of cement by rail from the Algerian private industrial group “CILAS” cement factory to the port of Annaba and then to African countries.

The cement cargo of 20,000 tons is a first export operation of a total of 60,000 tons from the railway of the commune of Djemoura to the ports of Djendjen (Jijel) and Annaba to be marketed in Africa, according to the explanations provided on site.

The cement plant of the Algerian private industrial group “CILAS”, carried out as part of a private investment in partnership with the French group Lafarge Holcim, whose production capacity will reach 2.7 million tonnes of cement, aims to reach capacity export of 2 million tonnes / year by 2020, it was stated.

The two ministers praised the performance of this cement factory operating with advanced production technologies backed by a special focus on the environmental footprint.

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