LafargeHolcim Bangladesh meets top brass of State of Meghalaya

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh meets top brass of State of Meghalaya
11 September 2019

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh held talks over the continued cross-border transfer of limestone between the state of Meghalaya in India and Chhatak in Banglaesh.

The meeting was arranged on the sidelines of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh's Board of Directors meeting held recently in Shillong, Meghalaya. The company brings in limestone from its own mines in Meghalaya to produce clinker and cement at its plant at Chhatak in northeast Bangladesh.
Lafarge Umium Mining Ltd is the subsidiary of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh conducting the mining operations in Meghalaya.

The meeting was attended by the Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy, and Chief Minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma of State of Meghalaya who met with Christof Hassig, chairman of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh (LHBL), Martin Kriegner, region head Asia Pacific & Cement Excellence, Rajesh Surana, director and CEO, and other members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to discuss the operation of the cross-border industrial project and the benefits both countries are enjoying from it, says media report. Also at the meeting were Carlos Ferrer, corporate general manager, and Marcos Cela Ray, country and business director of Cementos Molins Group Spain, and Lafarge Umium Mining Ltd Chairman, Shivesh Sinha.

Later, at a reception Mr Sangma highly appreciated the cross border operation of LafargeHolcim and said, "It shows the valued partnership between two countries". Speaking on the occasion LafargeHolcim's Martin Kriegner mentioned about the huge benefits and socio-economic development that the communities around the mines in Meghalaya are enjoying.

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh earned profit after tax of BDT794m (US$9.38m) during the period of January-June 2019 as compared to BDT526m in a year ago period from its Bangladesh operation.

Published under Cement News