Libreville — HM King Mohammed VI and Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba visited Friday in Owendo (southern outskirts of Libreville) the construction site of a cement production unit worth some € 30 million.
Explanations were provided to HM the King on this new industrial unit, which will create, in the implementation phase, a thousand indirect jobs, and some 200 direct jobs once it is operational. The deadline for completion of this cement plant is 18 months.
The production of this unit, which is part of South-South cooperation, is designed to fully meet the local demand for cement, which will have a beneficial impact on the price of cement, considered fundamental in the construction industry.
After Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali, and Burkina Faso, Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF) continues its expansion in Africa with the establishment of a cement plant in Gabon.
Like CIMAF plants in Africa, a Gabonese company was created under the name of Cements Africa Gabon SA.
Specializing in the production of cement, Cements Africa is a company created in 2011. It is located in six countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, and Gabon, and plans eventually to settle in more than 10 countries.