Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – MI Cement Factory Limited, a leading cement maker, inaugurated its fourth manufacturing unit on Saturday to meet growing demand in the sector.

The new plant with the capacity of 3,000 tons a day will increase its capacity to 5,800 tons in phases, Managing Director of the company Khabir Uddin Molla said.

Mr. Molla spoke at an event to celebrate its 17th anniversary at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital Dhaka.

The company that started off in 1994 sells products with its brand, Crown Cement, at home and abroad.

“We are committed to be a true contributor to the economy. For this, the company has listed on stock markets this year,” Chairman of the company Md Jahangir Alam said, adding that MI Cement and its associates have so far created job opportunities for around 1,000 people.

BBN/SSR/AD-27Nov11-10:18 am (BST)