Parliamentary committee discusses reasons behind cement shortage

Parliamentary committee discusses reasons behind cement shortage
Published: 21 June 2005

A parliamentary committee discussed here on Monday with the Director of the Amran Cement Factory Noman Dowaid the current cement shortage and reasons of the rise in prices of cement in the local market.  

Dowaid attributed the reason of the shortage to the mounting increase of demands on the cement, saying the local cement production covers only 43 per cent of the needs of the local markets. "The shortage is not only in Yemen, it is visible in other Arab countries," he told the committee.  

He said the factory has always complied with the new official price of (YR 900 for the 50km bag), emphasizing the role of relative bodies to monitor the local cement markets to prevent any violations in prices.  

Then, he briefed the committee on the current arrangements to open a new line of production in the factory.  

It is expected that the new factory’s line would increase its production from 600,000t to 750,000t annually.