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Bangladesh budget sets higher GDP for FY20

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

AHM Mustafa Kamal, Bangladesh Finance Minister, in his budget speech in Parliament on 13 June  proposed that country's GDP grew consistently at a very high rate in the last decade. He added, "We expect a GDP growth of 8.13 per cent in FY218-19. Our commitments are to achieve a growth rate of 10 per cent by FY23-24, and maintain that rate until 2041 so that we can lay a solid foundation for becoming a high income country by that time." To achieve this objective, minister said that GDP growt...

Bangladesh cement producers look for relief in coming budget

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry and Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association have submitted their demands for the incorporation in the coming July 2019-June 2020 government budget for the progress of the construction and cement industry. Bangladesh's budget is likely to be presented in Parliament on 13 June 2019. Construction sector representatives and trade bodies have urged that the government should not impose any new tax, duty or value-added tax on the constructi...

Bulk carrier detained outside Chittagong port

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

According to Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), the Egyptian bulk carrier "Wadi Feran" was arrested by orders of the local High Court on 23 May in a litigation case at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port in Bangladesh. No reason was disclosed for the arrest. This is likely to delay unloading of clinker, being imported by a local cement manufacturer. The vessel laden with 50,141t of imported clinker arrived on 8 May.

Bangladesh records a 20% fall in export revenue

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has recorded a 20.4 per cent decline in export revenue to US$8.82m during the 10MFY18-19, compared to US$11.08m of the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The export value fell 23 per cent below the US$11.45m target set by the government for the period. For the FY18-19 the export target for the cement industry is US$...

Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association appoints new president

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has elected Muhammad Alamgir Kabir, managing director of Crown Cement as its new president for the next two years, according to BDNews24. Muhammad Shahidullah, managing director of Metorcem Cement Ltd and chairman of Metrocem Group, and Zahir Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Confidence Cement, have also been elected the first and second vice-president, respectively. The other members of the new committee are Treasurer Faizur Rahman Baku...

Cyclone Fani halts clinker handling in Bangladesh ports

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The handling of imported clinker and other ports in Bangladesh has been suspended due to bad weather caused by cyclonic storm Fani, which is likely to strike the country's coast from today. A large number of vessels laden with imported clinker are at outer anchorage of ports to offload cargo. The necessary precaution advice has been sent to all types of cargo vessels at port. In addition, all seaport officials have been requested to cancel the leave of the employees. Bangladesh Inland Wa...

BCMA requests reduction in clinker import duty

23 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has requested a reduction in the specific rate duty on clinker imports to either BDT200/t (US$2.37/t) or a fixed duty of five per cent. Cement manufacturers currently pay BDT500/t, according to the Dhaka Tribune. "Usually, the government imposes five per cent import duties on any basic raw material for industries, but the cement industry pays specific taxes higher than the five per cent," the BCMA stated in a letter to the National Boa...

MI Cement to raise debt for Bangladeshi grinding unit

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory Ltd is expected to raise foreign currency loans from HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to finance its sixth line at its West Mukterpur, Munshiganj district of Bangladesh, according to the company’s Senior General Manager, Mozharul Islam. The US$70m project will add 8400tpd of grinding capacity to the site’s current capacity of 19,400tpd. Commercial production at the new unit is scheduled to start in January 2021.

Bangladesh cement exports continue to slide in 9MFY19

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry recorded a reduction of 16.4 per cent in export revenue to US$8.16m during the first nine months of FY18-19 (July 2018-March 2019) compared to US$9.76, earned in the equivalent period of the previous financial year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products. The nine months' export value is also short by 21.2 per cent of the target set by the government for the 9MFY18-...

Bangladesh cement industry growing with good pace

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Bangladesh has increased at a healthy rate in the last few years, according to a report by a local cement company. In FY2017-18 domestic output grew 9.4 per cent YoY to 28.43Mt while the year prior it expanded by 10.2 per cent YoY to 26.03Mt. The report adds that the cement industry in Bangladesh is playing a very important role in the development of physical infrastructure in the country's growing economy. In 2017 total active plant capacity reached about 50.2Mta. By ...