Donafrance, a venture between Lafarge and Vietnam’s Doan Duc Co., started building a cement grinding plant yesterday in Nhon Trach District of Dong Nai Province. Construction of the station in Phuoc Khanh Commune will cost around US$30m. When it is finished by late next year, the station, covering 60,000 M2, is expected to turn out 500,000 tons of cement a year. Donafrance general director Marc Jarrault said the station would supply cement to HCMC, Dong Nai, Long An, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the Mekong Delta provinces. It will be Lafarge’s 48th cement factory. Lafarge, who owns 70 per cent in the venture.