Nguyen Quang Cung, a Ministry of Construction official has confirmed sufficient cement supply for this year, the government’s website reported Friday.
Cung, head of Construction Materials Department confirmed that the cement industry plans to supply 43.7Mt to the market in 2008 after state media reported that Ho Chi Minh City is suffering from cement fever.
Cung said the supply is now quite profuse as four new cement plants, including Huong Duong, Cam Pha, Yen Binh and Yen Bai have been put into operation this year. Besides, Duyen Hai cement plant has come operational since late last year.
The cement industry will operate 10 new plants with a combined designed capacity of 12.28Mta this year and 20 other new plants capable of turning out a total of 15.22Mta next year.