Lagos - As part of his pan-African expansion, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to build 200-billion CFA francs ($421.35 million) one million metric tons cement plant in Niger.
The plant, which will be located in Keita, 375 miles northeast of the capital Niamey, is expected to become operational in the next 18 months, reports BusinessDay.
Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, who performed the ground-breaking ceremony to commence construction of the plant, said the plant will contribute a lot to the economic development of his country.
The plant is expected to provide jobs to about 3 000 people.
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