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    With the opening of the Ndola works of Chilanga Cement, Zambia is now self-sufficient in its cement needs.

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    With the opening of the Ndola works of Chilanga Cement, Zambia is now self-sufficient in its cement needs.

    The opening of the Ndola works of Chilanga Cement Limited, constructed over a period of two years at a cost of K12,000,000 (GBP7,000,000) and completing an overall development plan of K18,000,000 (GBP10,500,000), marked a significant step forward in Zambian industry, said Mr. John Mwanakatwe, Secretary-General to the Zambian Government, when he officially opened the new works on Friday (4 July).

    He added that the Government was studying the possibility of using concrete to build 'cheap and infinitely more durable highways' as a solution to the bad state of many of Zambia's roads, riddled with potholes after last season's excessively heavy rains.

    With the opening of the Ndola cement works, Zambia's booming construction industry will now no longer be dependent on imports of cement, or suffer shortages and delays in supply. And the local cement will be cheaper than imported cements, which up to now have been subsidised. The elimination of cement imports will also save Zambia foreign exchange, which rose in 1968 to a value of K2,000,000 (about GBP1,200,000).

    Since independence was attained in October 1964 the demand for cement in Zambia has risen threefold and at an accelerating rate, reflecting the pace of Zambia's development.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CNTD6IM9SHNCS8JC3C5R5IBS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CNTD6IM9SHNCS8JC3C5R5IBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    N/A

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