The Ministry of Construction has mapped out a cement production development plan in the Red River Delta up to 2010, aiming to raise annual cement output to 18Mt by that year in a bid to ease shortages of the product in the region. Under the plan, the ministry will invest in building some new kilns in potential areas in provinces of Ha Tay, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam, Hai Phong and some other provinces; and raise capacity of existing plants. In addition, the ministry also encourages shifts from small and medium capacity shaft kiln furnaces to modern-day technology.
According to the Construction Material Institute, the Red River Delta is the region with largest cement production capacity in Vietnam. It is also the country’s biggest cement consumption market. The region has two key potential areas to develop the cement industry including Haiphong and Hai Duong with a series of cement projects which have been invested and built such as the Haiphong Cement Plant, the Chinfon Cement Plant, the Hoang Thach Cement Plant, Phuc Son Cement Plant and others.