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Dangote to Start Sierra Leone Cement Plant by 2013, Koroma Says

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Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Dangote Group of Nigeria plans to start its cement factory in Sierra Leone by 2013, according to the press office of President Ernest Bai Koroma, who met Dangote Chief Executive Officer Aliko Dangote.

The plant will produce 500,000 metric tons of the building material each year, the Freetown-based presidency, known as the State House, said in an e-mailed statement today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Silas Gbandia in Freetown via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.