Dangote Cement Expected in Cameroon Market in May 2014

 The General Manager of Dangote Cement Factory in Douala, Abdullali Baba, has disclosed that all is being done to get the first cement in the market by May 2014.

“The installation activities are ongoing. Engineering is almost 100 per cent done, procurement about 90 per cent, construction we have attained about 60 per cent and we hope that by April or May 2014, we should be in the market,” he said.

The Nigerian noted that the company is going to recruit about 240 persons of which at least 220 will be Cameroonians.

“Initially, it was scheduled for 115 million dollars but because of additional foundation design due to the poor condition of the soil and the associated engineering, the total cost is going to be about 140 million dollars.

By April 2014, we will start test run and by May, we should be able to hit the market,” he revealed.

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