Algerian government to help GICA with export strategy

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Algeria: Ahmed Zeghdar, the Minister of Industry, says that he will help reduce the difficulties that Groupe des Ciments d'Algérie (GICA) faces with its exports. During a meeting with the management of GICA the minister said that the government would assist with logistical problems linked to sea and land transport, according to the Expression newspaper. He also urged the company to increase its exports due to high domestic cement production capacity. GICA produced over 11Mt of cement in 2020 and this is expected to rise to nearly 17Mt in 2021. Its exports reached a value of nearly US$600m in 2020 and are forecast to reach US$1bn in 2021.


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