Myanmar Jidong Cement Co to build 5000tpd plant

Myanmar Jidong Cement Co to build 5000tpd plant
Published: 05 May 2014


Myanmar Jidong Cement Company, a subsidiary of China's Tangshan Jidong, has countered claims that local communities in Hpa-an, Karen state, Myanmar, are opposed to the construction of the company's 5000tpd plant in the area.

"We have the backing of the locals," he told the Democratic Voice of Burma news service. "Now, we are applying to the Karen State government. After it agrees, we will send an application to the MIC, and start construction of the factory after we receive permission."

He said the company promised that the project would be supervised to ensure it made minimal impact on the environment, and that the firm would provide electricity, a water supply and schools to local villages.

Sai Myo Win added that Myanmar Jidong Cement Company had reached an agreement in March with the 1st Brigade of the Karen National Union to construct the factory.