The Ministry of Construction has asked the Vietnam Cement Corporation to make plans to transfer its cement to the south.
The transfer aims to reduce the amount of time cement is kept in storage which is causing price rises.
The southern region’s cement market is estimated to need an extra 12-12.5Mt this year.
In 2009, under a plan by cement companies in the north, the Vietnam Cement Corporation will transfer 2.3Mt of cement to the south.
Cam Pha Cement Co will transfer 1.3 million tonnes, Thang Long Cement Co will transfer 1Mt and Cong Thanh Cement Co transfer 0.7Mt.