FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7th January 2022
Chilunga, Lusaka, Chilanga Cement Plc has thanks all the transportation service providers for the continued support and partnership in hauling cement countrywide in a safe manner.
Speaking at the meeting held today at Chilanga head office with some local transporters, Mr Jianping Chai thanked all the contractors for partnering with Chilanga cement to transport cement countrywide and across the borders, amidst difficult conditions brought in by the Covid-19.
“I would like to express my gratitude for working so well as a team. Road transportation is a risky undertaking, and requires proper management to ensure the safety of the drivers and other road users as well as the commodities transported. We are therefore happy to see that all our transporters have put in place robust road safety management in your operations amidst the pandemic. Covering 20.6 million km without a major incident is commendable” said Mr Chai.
However, Mr Chai also urged the transporters not to relent and ensure that they continue to operate safely for the year ahead as putting health and safety first continues to be one the core values at Chilanga Cement.
“I am sure there were valuable lessons learned from the challenges faced and the few mistakes made last year. We learn and improve through mistakes. The New Year brings new challenges and goals that cannot be achieved without the contributions from our partners. We are therefore banking on you our Transporters and Drivers be fully on board for all of us to achieve our goals collectively. We ask that you continue to be diligent in your engagements on road safety and driver management for us to attain zero harm.“ he said.
The Chilanga Cement Commercial and Supply Chain Executive Assistant Mr Xianyu Chen gave the remarks on behalf of Mr Jianping Chai.
Chilanga Cement has awarded 200 drivers a ZMW500 shopping voucher, to share with their families as they celebrate this festive season.
Chilanga cement has more than 33 local transporters with about 1000 drivers engaged in hauling cement across the country and the region.
Chilanga Cement Plc is Zambia’s preferred provider of building materials and construction solutions in Zambia and the region. Chilanga Cement operates a network of facilities, which includes two integrated cement plants in Chilanga and Ndola, and distributes by road and rail to all corners of the country and the region. It employs more than 750 local people, providing additional employment to about 1,000 dedicated drivers. In the last 72 years the company has helped shape Zambia’s infrastructure and economy, as well as generating foreign exchange for the nation through export to the region.
Chilanga Cement is part of the Huaxin group that was founded in 1907. Huaxin Cement has been known as “the cradle of the cement industry of China” and has made outstanding contributions to both national and local economic and social development during its history of over 110 years. Huaxin Cement has been certified as “AAA” of Corporate Credit Rating and the brand of Huaxin Fortress has been a well-known trademark in China. Huaxin has more than 270 subsidiary companies globally, and involved in the integrated development of the entire industry chain in the fields of cement, concrete, aggregates, environmental protection, equipment manufacturing and engineering, as well as new building materials.
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