New Rwf50 billion cement factory to be built in Musanze

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 5 April 2017 saa 05:21
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FLSmidth, the factory of Prime Cement Ltd is set to partner with the government of Rwanda to build cement factory in Musanze district that produce 700, 000 tones per annum.

Agreements to build Prime Cement Ltd were signed yesterday between the government of Rwanda and FLSmidth, a company from Denmark which will provide all the required materials and infrastructures to produce cement.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Infrastructure Honourable Musoni James who promised investors of government support from the government of Rwanda.

“The government of Rwanda will provide all the necessary support to fast-track faster development of infrastructures in Rwanda and East Africa,” he said.

Bayigamba Gisèle, the CEO of Milbridge Holding, a branch working with Prime Cement, explained that construction activities of cement factory in Musanze will take USD 65 million (over Rwf 50 billion) .

The plant is expected to produce the first bulk of cement in the third quarter of 2018 and keep expanding activities in the next three years.

She explained that the factory will provide 1500 jobs.

FLSmidth has been producing cement for 130 years. The CEO of FLSmidth, Anders Bech unveiled that they are ready to bring modern materials that are energy saving and environmental friendly.

The governor of Northern Province, Musabyimana Jean Claude said it is of great value to have the plant operating in Musanze region reserved for factories where rocks needed to produce cement are available.

Prime Cement, is a company manufacturing construction materials including cement, steel products, electric cables and paint among others in Angola, Dubai, Rwanda and South Africa.

When completed the plant supplement Rwanda’s existing cement factory (CIMERWA) located in Bugarama sector, Rusizi district of Western Province Producing 600,000 tons per year.

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Alexis Bayigamba and the CEO of FLSmidth, Anders Bech signing agreements.