Cement News: International

17 August 2006

Iran imports more cement?

According to Al-Wefaq newspaper (August 16, 2006), a senior manager at the Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) said that Iran had imported 1,320,000t

17 August 2006

Peru cement sales rising

The quantity of Peruvian cement sales stood at 388,013t in July 2006,

17 August 2006

Russia Partners files suits against Eurocement Group

Russia Partners has filed suits with UK and Cyprus Courts against Eurocement Group, Filaret Galchev and two Cyprus companies seeking to deprive Eurocement JSC

17 August 2006

Department rejects plans for ’green’ cement

The Irish Department of the Environment has refused to support Office of Public Works (OPW) proposals on the use of environmentally friendly cement

Japan cancels Nepal cement debt 16 August 2006

Japan cancels Nepal cement debt

The government of Japan on Tuesday canceled outstanding debt (principal and interest) worth 1. 67 billion Nepali rupees (US$23.91m) owed by Nepal to Japan, local media reported Wednesday

16 August 2006

Increased cement supplies offers little comfort

Reports that Caribbean Cement is to release 17,000t of cement to the market this week has done little to comfort stakeholders who have been complaining of a critical shortage of the product.

Southern cement producers gain 16 August 2006

Southern cement producers gain

Driven by the increased consumption in the southern markets of India, total cement despatches during the first four months of current fiscal shown a tremendous growth in India to 50.54Mt as against 45

15 August 2006

US$3bn to reconstruct Lebanon

Financial experts are predicting that it will currently cost around US$3bn to rebuild Lebanon’s war ravaged infrastructure and buildings, reported Emirates Today.

15 August 2006

China’s top producers in 2005

Following is a list of the output of the top ten cement enterprises in 2005 as reported by China’s Cement Net:

15 August 2006

Century Textiles reports fire at plant, India

Century Textiles & Industries Ltd has informed BSE that due to fire in electrical substation, cable and electrical equipment connecting the raw Mill & kilns got damaged on August 12, 2006 a

15 August 2006

Lafarge to offer lighthouse holidays?

Lafarge has paid more than UK£100,000 for a redundant East Lothian lighthouse put up for sale at the end of last year.

15 August 2006

Chinese Horse fails test

The Philippine Trade department refused clearance to a cement shipment imported from China on the grounds that the Chinese "Horse" brand failed one of the standard tests. In a letter to Cement Manufac

15 August 2006

Jordan Cement Factories embarks on capacity expansion

The Jordan Cement Factories Co announced that it is planning to expand is manufacturing capacity.

15 August 2006

Judge stops plan for mine, cement plant

A US circuit judge sided with Florida’s Center Hill residents last week, halting a new limestone mine and cement plant originally planned on rural land.

14 August 2006

Lebanese cement supplies badly disrupted

Cement production in Lebanon has, not surprisingly ground to a halt throughout the country as continued Israeli attacks have made such strategic operations highly dangerous to operate.

14 August 2006

Iran’s cooperation with Belarus

During his recent visit to Belarus, Minister of Industries and Mines Alireza Tahmasbi signed four cooperation agreements with Belarus state officials. Director General of the International Relations D