The French and Swiss companies are willing to come to Iranian cement market and sign contracts with Iranian partners, deputy head of Employers Association of Cement Industry Morteza Lotfi said.
He said that Holcim Company from Switzerland and Lafarge from France have expressed readiness for cooperation in cement industry and sign contracts with Iran's Fars-Khuzestan Cement Company, the official IRNA news agency reported Jan. 13.
He said that they are among the largest companies in world cement industry and have formed a consortium last year.
He added that after nuclear deal and planning for lifting sanctions, they declared readiness to attend Iran's cement industry.
Lotfi said that necessary protocols to sign contracts with two aforementioned companies have been worked out.
Iran in cooperation with Georgia private sector is to build a cement plant there and Russia has also demanded to set up a joint cement plant in Russia which is under consideration.
Iran produced 66.400 million tons cement and more than 70 million tons clinker last year.