Oman Cement to resume Line 1

Oman Cement to resume Line 1
Published: 28 February 2012

Tagged Under: Oman Cement Company 

Oman Cement Company is to resume operations at Kiln Line No 1 which was suspended last week on orders from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs on pollution concerns.

The Oman Daily Observer reports that statement to the Muscat Securities Market the cement producer said it had “reached an agreement” with the ministry.

 “Based on the discussions with officials of the ministry and their understanding of all actions taken by the company to improve the environmental aspects, it has been agreed to re-operate the kiln. The company has agreed to implement the project in time and will try to accelerate the implementation. The company stresses that the environmental project of Kiln One will be as per the schedule agreed with the ministry,” Oman Cement’s CEO said.

Last Tuesday the Ministry ordered a month-long suspension of the company’s first production line citing repeated violations of the Environment Protection and Combating Pollution Law. In its decision, the ministry also threatened to extend the suspension if the company failed to comply with emission standards.