Aman Group yesterday opened the second unit of its cement mills in Narayanganj to become one of the top construction material makers in Bangladesh.
The new plant, called Aman Cement Mills Unit-2, has a production capacity of 10,000 tonnes daily and 35 lakh tonnes annually, said the company in a statement.
The group said this is the single largest production factory in the country.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the cement factory at a programme held at the International Convention Centre Bashundhara in Dhaka.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rafiqul Islam, chairman and managing director of Aman Group, said since its establishment in 1984, the group has been contributing to the national economy through diversified industries.
The cement factory has been set up using Germany's ultra-modern vertical roller mill technology, which is considered the most advanced technology in cement production procedure, according to Islam.
“The raw material for the factory is being brought from the best source in the world,” he said in the statement.
The factory is located in the group's economic zone in Sonargaon, Narayanganj.
With about three dozen cement manufacturers in Bangladesh, the country has an installed production capacity of 3.5 crore tonnes a year against the local demand for two crore tonnes.
Aman Economic Zone houses other factories of the group such as Aman Packaging, Aman Shipyard, Aman Food & Beverage, and Aman Green Energy.