Chinese company plans to build a cement plant in Uzbekistan

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TASHKENT (TCA) — Representatives of China’s Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited have visited Uzbekistan to discuss cooperation with local construction and production corporation, Umar, for construction of a cement plant in Samarkand, Novosti Uzbekistana news agency reports.

A senior official of the Chinese company, Zhao Weiqiang, said that Anhui Conch Cement Company has already built several plants in Russia and now plans to establish production in Central Asian countries. “We are aware of the investment climate created in Uzbekistan for foreign companies,” he said. “We have the intention to build here a cement plant with annual production capacity of two million tons of cement.”  
 
Together with Umar Radjabov, head of the Umar corporation, the potential Chinese investors visited the site of the planned plant and its raw materials base, to see local infrastructure and possibilities of connecting to electricity and natural-gas supply.

“We will now prepare a protocol of intent, which will be signed by the head of our company during Mr. Radjabov’s trip to China in two weeks,” said Zhao Weiqiang.

Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited was founded in 1997. Listed in Hong Kong in October 1997, it pioneered the overseas listed company in Chinese cement industry. The company is mainly engaged in the production and sales of cement and commodity clinker, and is also the largest single brand supplier all over the world.

Sergey Kwan

TCA