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Indian cement firm moves to Pokot site

Workers mix cement at a construction site. Kenya’s building sector is amongst the most rapidly growing, raising demand for cement. Photo/Joseph Kanyi |FILE
Workers mix cement at a construction site. Kenya’s building sector is amongst the most rapidly growing, raising demand for cement. Photo/Joseph Kanyi |FILE 

Indian conglomerate Sanghi Group’s Cemtech has moved construction material on site in preparation for the building of a Sh12 billion cement factory in West Pokot County.

Cemtech Company director Rajesh Rawal said in an interview the firm has secured approvals for commencement of the first phase of the multi-billion shilling project.

“We have acquired the certifications necessary for start of the preliminary processes,” said Mr Rawal, indicating however that ground-breaking will start in the next two weeks after final approval to start the actual construction.

The first phase of the project will involve construction of internal roads linking the mines and the factory site, establishment of perimeter walls and setting up of prefabricated houses for workers and staff.

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