Lobong, Chinese investors discuss cement project

The government of Eastern Equatoria State has held discussions on a cement project with representatives of the Beijing-based Sinoma International, an official has said.

Governor Louis Lobong and representatives of the company held the meeting in Juba on Saturday morning, according to his press secretary.

Oringa Godfrey says the foreign investment company has shown much interest in investing in cement production in the state.

He says a plant for the cement project will be based in Torit and Kapoeta but did not disclose when the investors will arrive in the state and start the project.

“They have so much interest due to resources that we have…to make sure that we put into use to help the state. The project will be done in Kapoeta and Torit,” Godfrey told Singaita FM.

“However, all the counties with the state will also benefit because they are part and parcel of Eastern Equatoria.”

The plant capacity will be 3,000 tons of dikes per day and it is around 1.1-1.2 million tons cement per year.

Godfrey expressed hope that through such investment in the state, development will be attained and youth will be getting opportunities to work.

China National Materials Group or Sinoma, established in 1983, is a central government-administered enterprise directly under the administration of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.