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NAIROBI, KENYA: Local cement manufacturer Savannah Cement has confirmed plans to expand its market reach beyond Kenya to the neighbouring regional countries.

The market reach expansion programme at Savannah Cement will also involve a local market enhancement programme to satisfy a growing demand for high-quality cement products as the government’s efforts to rollout affordable housing under the Big 4 agenda continue to gain steam.

According to Savannah Cement Managing Director Ronald Ndegwa, as part of the market expansion plans, the firm, is currently undertaking a Sh5 billion capacity grinding plant expansion programme at its Kitengela manufacturing complex.

Speaking, at an event to mark Savannah Cement’s 7th anniversary, the expansion project, Ndegwa said, involves the construction of a 1,200,000 tons per year milling plant to double the firm’s current installed capacity.

The project which is currently underway, he said, is running on schedule with plans to commission the second grinding plant by the end of the year.

“We are banking on the regional market opportunities and those presented by the affordable housing projects under the Big Four agenda which promises better prospects for the local cement market,” Ndegwa said, adding that, “The integration of a second grinding plant which is a state-of-the-art vertical roller mill has been configured to ensure a dust-free manufacturing system and will also serve to enhance our environmental conservation commitments.”

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