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Malawi to have first clinker plant

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Players in the construction industry should expect reduced prices of cement as the country will have its first clinker plant soon.

Construction works for the plant owned by Cement Products Limited (CPL), will start in the next two months.

The $50 million plant will be producing clinker which is a critical element in the production of cement.

At the moment, local cement producers import clinker from neighboring Mozambique and Zambia, hence higher prices of cement in the country.

Speaking to Capital FM, the company’s Managing Director  disclosed that the manufacturer is expecting to receive the last shipment of the equipment for the plant.

Akbar Gaffar added that the clinkerisation plant will go a long way in bringing down the cost of cement in the country.

Currently, Malawi imports most of its clinker from the Middle or Far East. Though not very expensive, at around US$45 per tone, the clinker lands in Malawi at a very high cost, due to extremely high transport as well as port charges.

“We are confident that we start producing our own clinker, we should be able to bring down the cost of cement in the country,” said Gaffar.

CPL started its operations in 2012 and has a cement plant at Njereza in Mangochi district.


In August 2012, Lafarge Cement Company signed an agreement with the Central Eastern African Railway System (CEARS) in the exportation of clinker from Zambia to Malawi.

CEARS Company Engineer Paul Madula confirmed the development to Zambian journalists who undertook a tour of the Chipata/Mchinji railway line in commemorating South Africa Development Committee (SADC) Day in Mchinji district.

Madula said his company will be transporting 5600tpa of clinker through the railway line from Chipata to Blantyre for an initial period of three years after which the contract can be extended.

He explained that this means that the Chipata/Mchinji line will be in use and will be transporting the commodity twice a week.


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