Algeria : Cement to boost volume of non-hydrocarbon exports, Minister of Industry

  • 22 October 2017 / News / 460 / Emerging Africa


Algeria : Cement to boost volume of non-hydrocarbon exports, Minister of Industry

Cement is “the first industrial product to optimize the volume of non-hydrocarbon exports from Algeria,” pointed out Minister of Industry and Mines Ycefi  on Thursday.

 


Speaking at a press briefing held after a working visit to the province, the minister, who recalled the importance of investments made by the State in the field of cement production , said that this product, which is expected to enter the export phase by 2019-2020, will be the “main element promoting non-hydrocarbon exports with a volume of 15 million tonnes to be exported annually”.


Iron and steel products will also be factors to boost non-hydrocarbon exports, Yousfi said.


The minister also called on the Djen port authorities to accompany the national export strategy by making the necessary adjustments to create the conditions for export operations. The port of Djen Djen is one of the largest ports in Africa, the minister said.


source: dzbreaking