Kenyon T & D Company of China has expressed interest in building a number of mini cement plants in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra with an annual capacity of 25,000t each.
The company was interested in building the facilities after it had twice sent its officials to explore the possibility of investment in the cement industry, the chief of the West Sumatra chamber of commerce and industry (Kadinda), Asnawi Bahar, said.
He said the company first sent its officials to the province in December 2005 to take samples of raw materials for examination in China.
"Today [Jan 16] the company sends other officials to explore the possibility of building a cement factory in Dharmasraya. They will also explore the possibility of building similar plants in Siguntua, Pesisir Selatan district," he said.
"The company hopes to build a mini cement plant in each district in West Sumatra which has raw materials. In the first stage, it will build mini cement plants in Dharmasraya and Pesisir Selatan," he said.