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Neelkanth to construct $14 million plant in Zambia

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Neelkanth Group has poured $14 million for the construction of a giant electric cable plant in Zambia's Copperbelt province.

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"The plant will be built in three phases with the first phase expected to roll out household cables by December. Once the high tension plant is complete, there will be an extra $40 million investment injection in the project," said Neelkanth Cable Zambia Limited project development consultant Barnabas Zulu.

"We are fitting steel and as we start full construction we will employ about 250 more people. In the operation phase, when the three phases are done, 700 people will be employed here."

Neelkanth Group is one of the fastest growing business conglomerates with a strong presence in businesses like salt manufacturing, civil construction, water supply, transportation, coke manufacturing among others.

Indian businessman Shri Sadhabhai Ramji started a small salt manufacturing business Neelkanth Salt Works in 1968.

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