Chinese cement maker hailed for job creation in Zambia

Source:Xinhua 2019-03-20

  LUSAKA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese cement producer Sinoma Cement Company has been commended for its contribution to the local economic development and jobs market with its production activities, a civic leader said on Tuesday.

  Miles Sampa, Mayor of Lusaka, the Zambian capital, said he's impressed with the progress made by the Chinese firm which has set up the cement plant currently producing 60,000 bags of cement, or 3,000 tonnes per day.

  The mayor during his tour to the plant said the plant was likely to create more jobs for local people when it attains its full capacity of producing 75,000 bags of cement per day.

  "I am here to give solidarity, encourage and remind the company to grow even bigger and employ more of our youths," he said.

  The local authority, he said, was committed to supporting any firms that were creating jobs for local people in the city.

  Wang Weiqi, the firm's public relations manager, expressed gratitude that the firm has been warmly received in Zambia.

  Construction of the plant started in 2015, and the plant commenced production in July 2018.

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