Iraq approves $60m reconstruction of Kufa cement plant in Najaf

Funds will be imminently released for the development that is part of Iraq's rebuilding efforts to secure future growth

Iraq will rebuild the Kufa cement plant.
Iraq will rebuild the Kufa cement plant.

Work is reportedly set to commence on the $60m reconstruction of Iraq’s government-owned Kufa cement plant in the Najaf governorate after approval from the country's finance ministry.

According to Thomson Reuters, funds for the development will be released imminently, and the project is part of the government’s efforts to rebuild the region's damaged factories.

Member of parliament for labour and social care committee, Fadhil Al-Fatlawi, reportedly said that the rebuilding of the plant would ensure the governorate’s cement needs in the coming years.

He added that the output capacity of the plant had been affected by conflict in Iraq over the past few years.

The plant was built more than 40 years ago with a designed capacity of 180,000 tonnes (t) per year.

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