CMS Cement has refuted claims by a contractor that there was an acute shortage of cement in Miri (a city in northern Sarawak, Malaysia) causing delays to projects.
Datuk Richard Curtis the group managing director of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, the holding company of CMS Cement, through a press statement received yesterday, explained that there was no shortage of bulk cement in Miri although there had been interruptions in supply of bagged cement.
The statement added that cement was delivered to the whole of Sarawak in 50kg, 1t jumbo bags or bulk which was the preferred choice of ready mixed plants and larger users.
In December last year, Kuching experienced exceptionally bad weather including rainfall levels over 250 per cent above the month’s average. This caused serious disruption to the loading of bagged cement for shipment to Miri and elsewhere.
With the improved weather conditions, CMS Cement has been able to arrange extra shipments of bagged cement to meet the current orders and it is expected that the bagged cement supply and stock situation will be back to normal within a week.
CMS Cement takes its role as a responsible manufacturer seriously and is completing, in Miri and Sibu, a 6000t bulk cement store incorporating an all-weather cement bagging facility at a cost of MYR55m to prevent supply disruptions in the future.