Pula Steel Plant will not collapse � BCL

BCL General Manager, Mahupela
BCL General Manager, Mahupela

SELEBI-PHIKWE: BCL mine Board Deputy Chairperson, Dorah Moremi has allayed fears that one of its key projects under the company’s Polaris 11 diversification strategy, Pula Steel Plant, could be on the verge of collapse.

Speaking during a dinner to celebrate 30 years of corporate partnership between BCL and Glencore International, an Anglo-Swiss multi national commodity trading and mining company based in Switzerland, Moremi announced that the steel manufacturing and casting plant, which is currently under construction, would be commissioned in the not so distant future. She was responding to recent reports that the multi million steel plant was facing a funds shortfall running into millions and is on the brink of collapse. 

“As BCL board of directors, we pledge our commitment and unwavering support to the execution of Polaris 11 to ensure continued existence of the town and the SPEDU region. There are no fears around the fulfillment of the project and it will be commissioned in the not so distant future,” she said.

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