On the morning of October 18th, following the completion of extensive preliminary preparations, KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramics Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as "KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramic") held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alepé Industrial Zone in Côte d'Ivoire. The on-site project director for KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramic, Yong DENG, along with the General Manager of SUNDA Côte d'Ivoire Branch, Jie YUE, and early-phase implementation personnel, joined the ceremony alongside various partners. Amidst the bright sunshine and applause, the machinery on-site started simultaneously, marking the official commencement of the KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramic Project. This is the seventh country in Africa where KEDA Industrial Group has invested in the construction of building ceramic projects. Previously, KEDA Industrial Group has already achieved production in five other countries, including Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia. Furthermore, the Cameroon building ceramic project is also under construction.
KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramic Factory is located in the eastern suburbs of Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, covering an area of approximately 49 hectares, with the capacity to accommodate multiple building ceramic production lines. According to the plan, the first phase involves constructing 1 building ceramic production line with a designed daily output of approximately 40,000 square meters. The product range includes tiles, abrasion-resistant bricks, color glazed tiles, and more. It is expected to commence operations by the end of 2024.
KEDA Côte d'Ivoire Ceramic Factory represents another important layout by KEDA Industrial Group's building materials sector in West Africa and has received a warm welcome and support from the Côte d'Ivoire government. This project aligns perfectly with the Côte d'Ivoire government's policies to vigorously develop the building industry. It will create a significant number of direct and indirect employment opportunities for the local community, promoting substantial economic growth in Côte d'Ivoire. The Minister of Industry and Trade of Côte d'Ivoire has defined this project as a "double harvest project that can achieve both economic and social benefits".
(KEDA Côte d'Ivoire)