Tanzania: The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) says construction of a new 7Mt/yr cement plant by China’s Sinoma and Hengya Cement is due to start soon. TIC executive director Geoffrey Mwambe said that the government body had provided all the necessary incentives for the US$1bn project, according to the Citizen newspaper. The TIC licence gives investors a three-year window in which to start construction, otherwise the licence revoked.
The Chinese company plans to build a cement plant with a 1200MW captive power plant. At least 70% of the cement produced at the plant will be exported and the remainder will be sold domestically. The unit is expected to create 4000 - 8000 direct and indirect jobs.