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Lafarge advocates cultural shift in road construction

Lafarge advocates cultural shift in concrete solutions for road construction

“As the Federal Government explores innovative options for infrastructure financing, cement manufacturers have advocated a cultural shift in the way roads are being constructed as part of measures to ensure cost management and sustainability of projects being executed.”- The Guardian According to operators in the industry, embracing a cultural shift in road designs and construction will aid local content development ...

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Advantages of Concrete Road Over Asphalt Road

Concrete Road

According to LAFARGE, in 2014, Nigeria was estimated to have lost N300 billion to bitumen importation. Now, with biting foreign exchange scarcity, dwindling revenue, and prevailing economic recession, experts have called for the use of concrete to build roads rather than bitumen. In this article we take a look at the advantages of Concrete road over Asphalt road In recent ...

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Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

Experts advocate sustainable solutions for the built environment

“As the market for sustainable design and construction begins to grow, stakeholders in the construction, academic and built environment have advocated increased deployment of sustainable solutions in addressing such needs, especially in emerging markets like Nigeria.”- The Guardian With industry forecasts suggesting that material demand in the construction sector will double by 2050, considering the need for affordable housing that ...

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Lafarge set to launch #AskLafarge social media campaign

#AskLafarge Social media campaign

“To directly engage with its customers across Nigeria, Lafarge Africa Plc, Africa’s leading housing and infrastructure solutions company, will be launching #AskLafarge social media campaign.”- The Sun  This engagement opportunity will provide stakeholders and customers alike the opportunity to interact online with Lafarge Africa Plc, using the hashtag #AskLafarge, which will be a one hour live twitter and Facebook chat.  Apart from the ...

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Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa, an innovative affordable housing initiative

Easy Home by Lafarge Africa is an innovative affordable housing initiative. It is to bridge the skills gap in Nigeria’s construction industry, by giving home builders access to trained artisans skilled in block making, among other free services. Bennett Oghifo reports. This Day reports that the use of incompetent craftsmen, low quality building materials, weak supervision non-compliance with specifications/standards by ...

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Lafarge To Look Beyond Cement Production

Ogun partners Lafarge on housing development

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mobolaji Balogun, has revealed the plans of the company to go beyond cement production and marketing to building Nigeria and other geographies in the world. He said the company would be a force for good in rebuilding Nigeria and Africa’s infrastructure. Balogun, in the firm’s recently published annual report, said, “I have ...

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Lafarge, OPIC Unveils New Makun City

Ministry of Rural Development provides 23 communities with water schemes

The Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation and Lafarge Africa Plc have unveiled an affordable housing estate in Sagamu, known as New Makun City. At the unveiling of the estate, the Chairman, Board of Directors, OPIC, Mr. Adekunle Adesina, said that in building the estate, the corporation keyed into the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration’s vision to provide affordable housing for ...

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Lafarge Partners Fortis MFB on Mass Housing Project

Ogun partners Lafarge on housing development

Lafarge Africa Plc. and Fortis Microfinance Bank (MFB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of low cost mass housing in Nigeria. According to the MoU, which was signed at the head office of the microfinance bank in Abuja, the first phase of the project is expected to produce 500 affordable homes for buyers within six months ...

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Lafarge to invests in 300,000 low cost housing units by 2020

Lafarge to invests in 300,000 low cost housing units by 2020

To contribute towards bridging the housing deficit in Nigeria, Lafarge Africa Plc has said it is investing in affordable housing schemes for Nigeria as it plans to build 300,000 low cost housing units by year 2020. Already Lafarge has launched an affordable housing scheme that will see about 6,500 beneficiaries getting low cost houses in the medium term. Mr. Lanre ...

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LAFARGE signs partnership with FG to rebuild North-East

Lafarge Africa has signed a strategic partnership with the Federal Government Presidential Initiative to rebuild the troubled North-East region of the country which has witnessed enormous destruction from the activities of Boko Haram. The Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Nigeria and Benin Republic, Mr. Guillaume Roux, disclosed  after the meeting with the Chairman of the PINE, Prof. Soji Adelaja, that the ...

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