Cambodia has inaugurated its largest cement plant with a designed capacity of 2.7Mta in the coastal province of Kampot.
The cement plant is a joint venture between Cambodian building firm Khaou Chuly Group and Thailand’s Siam Cement with a total investment capital of US$127m.
The plant in fact was put into operation in the middle of 2006 since the completion of its first stage, producing 960,000t of cement per year.
The plant is scheduled to operate in full capacity by 2012.
The joint venture is expected to reduce Cambodia’s cement imports which amounted to 1.5Mt last year to meet the country’s soaring demand.