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Cameroon Cotton Company to Start Processing Fiber in 2012

November 23, 2011

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Cameroon’s Cotton Industrial Processing Co. will start operations next year, manufacturing pharmaceutical and medical products made of the fiber, said Robert Kemajou, the company’s general manager.

The Douala-based company will make cotton pads, dressing and other material, he said by phone today from the city.

Cameroon wants to increase processing of local cotton to 40 percent by 2035 from 5 percent currently, Martin Yankwa, inspector general at the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Technological Development said in an interview.

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