Kenya: The founder of Devki Group, Narendra Raval, plans to invest in the construction of a 0.75Mt/yr cement plant in Mariakani, Kilifi County, in direct competition with ARM Cement’s facility in the county. The project, which represents a US$290m investment, will be built on a 20 hectare site. “Construction of a new cement plant will further bring down prices while reducing the long distances lorries must cover to deliver cement to Kenyans on their doorstep,” said Raval, according to Business Daily Africa.
In separate news, Global Choice has concluded plans to build a grinding plant in Athi River, Machakos County. The US$48m facility has a capacity of 1Mt/yr.