GICA: First cement exports to Europe from Jijel

May 11th, 2018

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APS : THURSDAY 10 MAY 2018

JIJEL- Algeria’s cement industry group (GICA) has carried out its first cement exports on Thursday from the port of Djendjen, in the province of Jijel (359-east of Algiers) to Europe,
in presence of the secretary general of the Ministry of Industry and Mining and local authorities.
This operation is part of the agreement signed between GICA Group’s building material distribution subsidiary, Sodismac, and a Spanish trader on the export of 200,000 tonnes of cement clinker, said the general manager of Sodismac, Samir Setti.
He added that this “historical” export operation will be carried out in several stages.
In the first stage, a total of 45,000 tonnes of cement will be exported, he told APS, underlining the importance of the operation for the country’s economic development.