Ohorongo Cement inaugurates composite cement plant

30 Nov 2016 19:30pm
OTAVI, 30 NOV (NAMPA) – Ohorongo Cement on Wednesday officially inaugurated its new composite cement production plant, which has a storage capacity of 3 000 tonnes.
The new plant was inaugurated by Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga along with a third packaging assembly line equipped with the latest technology. The packaging line is able to process and package 2 400 bags of cement per hour.
This means the cement factory will be now able to process and package more than 7 000 bags of cement per hour on its three assembly lines backed up by the new composite cement plant.
“This is a sign that Ohorongo Cement is here to stay for generations to come,” Shilunga said.
She added that the new plant and third packaging line will allow the factory to produce various types of cement of high quality, in turn meeting the increasing demand for cement.
Shilunga said Government will also continue to support the factory.
Ohorongo exports cement to countries like Angola, Zambia, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The factory is situated about 30 kilometres north-west of Otavi, on Farm Sargberg. It employs over 300 permanent workers.
(NAMPA)
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