Vietnam: Long Son Cement project could get go ahead

Vietnam: Long Son Cement project could get go ahead
Published: 11 July 2014


Vietnamese deputy prime minister, Hoang Trung Hai, is considering a proposal from the Ministry of Construction to add the Long Son cement project in the central province of Thanh Hoa to the national master plan for the cement industry in the 2011-20 period, with a vision to 2030.

The deputy minister asked the ministry to carefully review the proposal from authorities of Thanh Hoa province.

Last year, the government decided to cancel nine cement projects, comprising Ha Tien-Kien Giang, Truong Son- Ro Li, Hop Son, Ngoc Ha, Vinafuji Lao Cai, Thanh Truong, Son Duong, Quang Minh and Cao Bang from the master plan. These plants have a capacity of 2500tpd of clinker each.

However, the authorities agreed to extend the deadline beyond 2015 for the construction of seven other projects namely: He Duong II, My Duc, Thanh Son, Tan Thang, Do Luong, Tan Phu Xuan and Nam Dong.

Vietnam’s current cement output is 73Mta. The country’s cement sales are predicted to rise by 1.5-3 per cent YoY to between 62Mt and 63Mt this year, including 48.5-49Mt of domestic sales and 13.5-14Mt of exports.