Dangote Advocates for the Construction of More Concrete Roads


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Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote has urged the federal government to construct more concrete roads because they are cheaper and more durable compared to bitumen roads.

Dangote said this while addressing newsmen over the weekend. He said “We are pushing for Nigeria to do a concrete road. It is cheaper to do a concrete road that will last 50 years than to do a bitumen road. It will also help in eliminating corruption because if you go and build a bitumen road, it will have to be adequately maintained unlike a concrete road that is very durable.”

Dangote Cement continues to expand in Africa. The company also built a 3 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa), Cement Plant in Nepal, Asia.

Dangote said “We are not only building cement plants in Africa, we have gone far away to NEPAL to build a 3 million metric tons Cement Plant capacity and by the time all these our new projects are completed in the next two years, Dangote Cement will have more than 70 million capacity but we are not going to stop there, hopefully, by 2020, our targets is getting to somewhere around 100 million tons capacity.

“I can assure you categorically that Africa will not lack cement now and even in the future…Africa will be self -sufficient rather than be a dumping ground for other manufacturers of cement.”

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