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Zimbabwe’s Multi-Billion Chinese-Built Steel Mine Begins Iron Production

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Harare, Zimbabwe — In a significant milestone for Zimbabwe’s mining sector, Dinson Iron and Steel Company (Disco) steel plant in Manhize near Mvuma on Wednesday afternoon successfully commenced pig iron production from its blast furnace.

This event marks a historic moment in Zimbabwe’s journey toward industrial revitalization and economic recovery.

The initiation of pig iron production at Dinson Iron and Steel Company (Disco) steel represents not just a triumph for the company but also a broader symbol of Zimbabwe’s potential for industrial recovery. This achievement underscores the effective implementation of modern technologies and strategic investments aimed at bolstering the country’s mining and steel production capabilities.


DISCOSTEEL’s state-of-the-art blast furnace is a critical component in the production of pig iron, a raw material essential for the manufacture of steel. The successful operation of this furnace is expected to significantly enhance the company’s production capacity, thereby contributing to the overall growth of Zimbabwe’s steel industry.

The blast furnace, which represents a substantial investment in Zimbabwe’s mining infrastructure, has been designed to optimize efficiency and output. Its operation aligns with the government’s Vision 2030, which aims to transform Zimbabwe into an upper-middle-income economy through industrialization and modernization.

The start of pig iron production at DISCOSTEEL is anticipated to have far-reaching economic implications. Firstly, it will boost local employment, creating numerous jobs in both the mining and manufacturing sectors. This, in turn, will stimulate economic activity and provide a stable income for many families.

Furthermore, increased pig iron production will reduce Zimbabwe’s reliance on imports, fostering self-sufficiency and improving the country’s trade balance. It also opens up opportunities for Zimbabwe to become a key player in the regional and global steel markets, potentially attracting further foreign investment.

The Zimbabwean government has hailed DISCOSTEEL’s achievement as a testament to the country’s industrial capabilities and potential. Officials have emphasized the importance of such projects in driving economic growth and development.

“We are witnessing the dawn of a new era in Zimbabwe’s industrial landscape. DISCOSTEEL’s success is a clear indicator of what can be achieved through dedication, strategic planning, and investment in technology,” said the Minister of Mines and Mining Development.

Industry experts have also expressed optimism about the positive impact of DISCOSTEEL’s blast furnace. They believe this project will serve as a catalyst for further advancements in the mining and manufacturing sectors, encouraging other companies to invest in similar initiatives.

Looking ahead, DISCOSTEEL plans to scale up its operations, with the aim of becoming one of the leading steel producers in Africa. The company is also exploring opportunities to expand its product line, including the production of high-grade steel and other value-added products.

The commencement of pig iron production at DISCOSTEEL’s blast furnace is a landmark achievement for Zimbabwe. It highlights the country’s potential for industrial recovery and sets the stage for future economic growth and development. As Zimbabwe continues to harness its rich mineral resources and invest in modern technologies, the nation is well on its way to achieving its ambitious economic goals.