No cement supply problems in Sarawak

No cement supply problems in Sarawak
Published: 24 October 2005

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s enforcement division in Sarawak has not received any complaints of cement shortage, including from developers. Its director, Mohamed Mokhtar Yeop, said Saturday the cement shortage which hit the state last August had been addressed and since then, there had not been any report of shortage. "There is no problem of shortage in cement supply. However, there is a possibility that there is no supply at some hardware shops, especially in the rural areas," he told Bernama here. He was commenting on complaints by some contractors and individuals of problems in obtaining cement since two or three weeks ago, resulting in them not being able to complete their projects, including house renovations. Mohamed Mokhtar said, however, that he would investigate the matter and urged those having problems getting cement supply to contact the division.