Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ethiopia’s largest cement factory to begin operation soon

The cement firm is located at Lemi Building Materials Industrial Park, some 150km north of Addis Ababa.

• February 6, 2024
Map of Ethiopia
Map of Ethiopia

The Lemi National Cement Factory in Ethiopia, the country’s largest of its kind, is to begin production soon, company officials have said.

The factory is expected to be completed in March, according to its constructor, Sinoma International Engineering Company.

When fully operational, the factory is expected to boost the East African country’s annual cement production capacity by eight million metric tonnes, the officials said.

The Deputy Manager of the factory, Abebaw Bekele, said that the plant would help to alleviate Ethiopia’s incessant cement shortage currently affecting the country’s construction sector.

The megacement production factory is also expected to create employment opportunities for some 20,000 Ethiopians, according to the officials.

Owned by a joint venture of West International Holding, the African arm of West China Cement, and East African Holding Company, the Lemi National Cement Factory is under construction at a cost of 600 million U.S. dollars.

It is located at Lemi Building Materials Industrial Park, some 150km north of Addis Ababa.

Company officials have recently announced the installation of huge preheater frames and rotary kilns, structures in which big rocks are decomposed under high temperatures to produce cement. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”



Distressing watching police officers humiliate Labour Party chairman Abure: Obi

“This act is undesirable and unequivocally intolerable and must be condemned by any decent and civilised mind,” said Mr Obi.

Prison bar


Security guards arraigned for attempted robbery

The defendants are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempt to rob and possessing a locally fabricated gun.

Islamiyat Oyefusi


Lagos deputy guber candidate Oyefusi dumps Labour Party

Islamiyat Oyefusi, the Labour Party deputy governorship candidate in Lagos in 2023, has resigned her membership.

Fuel pump


Petrol price increased from N257 in 2023 to N668 in 2024: NBS

NBS says the average retail price of a litre of petrol increased from N257.12 in January 2023 to N668.30 in January 2024.

Nigerian farmers


IFAD commences input distribution to Taraba rice farmers

IFAD began the distribution of inputs to 129 rice farmers across seven LGAs of Taraba.