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Saudi Arabia Grants Mining License to United Cement, SPA Says

November 20, 2011

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia awarded a license to United Cement Co. to exploit for raw materials to produce cement in the Red Sea province of Al Laith, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources Sultan Shawli.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources plans to grant six more cement mining licenses, the news service said, citing Shawli.

--Editors: Shanthy Nambiar, Shaji Mathew

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