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A factory under construction in the Tano North District in the newly created Ahafo Region intended to produce bricks for housing and related projects is near completion.
The factory which is under the Government’s flagship project, One-District-One-Factory (1D1F), is about 85% complete, with the remaining 15% expected to be completed in two weeks’ time.
What is left for the project to be completed is the roofing of the buildings on site which contract has been awarded to Metallex.
Owners of the brick factory, Rhovanni Royal Limited, told the National Coordinator of the 1D1F project, Hon. Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, after the latter had toured the project site to have first-hand information about the level of progress of the brick factory that they are on track to commence operations in the second quarter of the year.
Tanoso is notably known for its abundant clay, a raw material that the company is banking its hopes on to produce bricks for the housing and construction industry.
The company has so far acquired 37.79 acres of land which it will depend on for the supply of the raw material to feed the factory. It is also in the process of acquiring a further 80 acres of land to augment what it has already acquired.
The factory, he added, will produce 125 tons of bricks a day when operating at full capacity.
However, Mr. Lokko said the company will first operate only one line when it commences production and gradually roll out the remaining three in some few months’ time.
The company is expected to generate direct and indirect employment to 1,800 people.