Chinese Owned Cement Giant Reopens

The company had been closed following an inspection by environmental inspectors after they had received several complaints from the local communities, mainly resettled farmers. The inspection found out that the amount of cement dust emissions from the factory chimneys into the atmosphere was higher than normal and was affecting crops.

An environmental officer for Midlands Province, Timothy Nyoka, said they were now satisfied with the steps taken by the company to rectify the problems.

Nyoka said the company had received a certificate of compliance and had also constructed a wall to contain dust emissions from the silos. The company was also required to submit quarterly environmental reports.

Sino-Zimbabwe is one of the largest cement manufacturing Company in Zimbabwe located in Lalapanzi in the outskirts of Gweru town.