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Redcliff cement company to reopen

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KWEKWE — Chinese-owned cement manufacturer, Pacster, which shut down at the peak of Zimbabwe’s economic downturn in 2008, is due to reopen in May, an official has said.

“We have started maintenance of equipment which has been lying idle since the closure of the company some six years ago, some of the components need to be totally replaced while others just need servicing,” Pacster official Forward Moyo said.

The Redcliff – based firm employed 120 workers and produced 166 tonnes of cement per day at the time of closure in October 2008.

“We are looking to employ even more because production will be at least 200 tonnes a day,” Moyo said.

The project manager, only identified as Lin, said the Chinese owners would provide funding, but declined to say the amount. Zimbabwe has three other cement producers: Sino-Zimbabwe in Gweru, Lafarge in Harare and PPC Cement in Bulawayo.

— The Source

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