A major cement plant was put into operation in the Yovon district of Khatlon region on August 24, with the participation of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon.
A joint opened Tajik-Chinese enterprise “Chungtsay Mohir cement” plant is the second factory in Tajikistan to produce cement.
The design capacity of the plant is 1.2 million tons of cement per year.
The plant is equipped with modern technological equipment of world famous companies. The production process here is regulated and controlled through the electronic system.
“Chungtsay Mohir cement” is the first plant in Central Asia that will produce cement of the brands “400”, “500” and “600”.
958 million somoni were attracted to construct the plant on 20 hectares, local entrepreneurs contributed 35% of this amount.
In the near future the plant is expected to start producing plasterboard with a capacity of 1 million square meters per year and kraft bags (80 million bags per year).
In 2013 in Yovon district Huaxin Gayur Cement plant was put into operation with a capacity of 1 million tons per year. This plant was built in one year by domestic entrepreneurs (25%) with the participation of Chinese private capital (75%).
According to the Antimonopoly service under the government of Tajikistan, in the first half of this year 15 plants were engaged in cement production in Tajikistan. In January-June they produced more than 870 thousand tons of cement, up by 30.1% YoY. In particular, more than 422 thousand tons of cement was produced by JV “Huaxin Gayur Cement”.
At the moment Tajikistan fully satisfies domestic demand for cement, and some products are exported. Thus, in the first half of this year Tajikistan exported about 200 thousand tons of cement to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)