Three Afghan cement factories to return to tender

(Afghanistan)  —  The management of three cement factories in Afghanistan will be put out to tender by the end of March, the Ministry of Mines said.

The three cement factories that will be put up for international bidding are Herat Cement Factory, the cement factories of Jabul Saraj in Parwan province and Ghori in Baghlan province.

Herat previously had a contract with an Iranian company. However, the contract was terminated by the ministry because of the company’s failure to fulfill their commitments in due time.

“The Iranian company could not address the articles in the contract and its commitments in due time. Following review and discussions, the Ministry of Mines terminated the contract with this company,” MoM spokesman Ahmad Tamim Asi said.

“(The factory) will be put up for international bidding in Hamal 1392 (March-April 2013) to increase the capacity of cement production in Afghanistan,” he added.

The Herat factory has the capacity to produce 3,000 tonnes of cement per day. However the company has failed to meet this in the past 27 months because of lack of essential technical and financial facilities to excavate the raw materials needed to produce the cement.

The ministry also said that in the next Persian year of 1392 (Mar 2013-Mar 2014), the cement factories of Jabul Saraj in Parwan province and Ghori in Baghlan province will also be put up for bidding in order for the factories to produce more and meet domestic cement demand.

By: Rashmi Kalia (ARI-C NEWS)

(Visited 109 times, 1 visits today)

Get involved

Register

As a member of this site you will be able to receive aggregates news relating only to those categories that are most relevant to you, submit job listings for FREE, post questions in the Q&A, and more.

Register Now

Feature your company

The Feature Your Company listing is your custom-made (by us) profile page that allows you to add any of the following content: text, videos, links, images. The page will also be listed on the Featured Company landing page. Over 560 unique aggregates users visit the site per day! Complete the enquiry form now to contact us.

Contact us

Jobs

Are you looking for an aggregate related job? Click here to see our jobs listing supplied by industry experts United Employment.

See Jobs

Advertise

Reach thousands of budget holders and decision makers by promoting your company on the longest established aggregate website in the US & Canada. Or advertise in our emails which are sent to opted-in subscribers according to their chosen categories. All advertising will display correctly on tablets and mobiles as this site is responsive.