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04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed the sale of its operations in Bangladesh and Thailand to Siam City Cement for around US$53m. In Thailand there is an integrated works at Saraburi with a clinker capacity of 0.73Mta and a cement capacity of 0.85Mta. The Bangladesh operation consists of a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.55Mta. Cemex is also considering the sale of a minority stake in Cemex Holdings Philippines through a public offering and has lodged an appropriate application with the Securities & ...

Gas price hike to raise Bangladeshi cement prices

27 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Following a hike in gas prices by Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, a rise in the production cost and sales price of cement is expected in the country. The gas price for captive power and industrial sector has been increased by 15 per cent and 15.13 per cent, respectively, to be imposed in two phases between March and June this year. Local businessmen and experts were of view that it would impact the economy and argued that it is not the permanent solution to mitigate the gas cr...

Siam City Cement Bangladesh appoints new CEO

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam City Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd has appointed PN Iyer as its new CEO. According to the cement firm, Mr Iyer has over 35 years’ experience in sales and marketing across different cement companies around the world. Mr Iyer attended IMD Business School in Switzerland and is also an alumni of Harvard Business school.

Bangladesh: Loesche to supply VRM for Haria 2 upgrade

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has announced that it has been chosen to supply a vertical roller mill and other equipment for the Aman Group’s Haria 2 grinding mill in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. The equipment will be supplied as part of upgrade works being undertaken by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation which will raise the capacity of the plant from its current level of 10,000tpd. Bangladesh has seen its level of cement consumption rise strongly in recent years and the government has been keen on enc...

Bangladesh: SKS launches Sena cement brand

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Yesterday Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS) launched its Sena Cement brand at its Mongla Cement Plant in the Port of Mongla, Bagerhat.  General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of the board of trustees of SKS, was the inaugurator of the launch.

India: Lafarge Surma mine to expand production

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladeshi cement manufacturer Lafarge Surma Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) has received environmental clearance from the Indian government for its mining company to more than double its limestone production capacity to 5.5Mta. Lafarge Umiam Mining, a fully-owned subsidiary of Lafarge Surma based in Meghalaya on the Bangladesh border, currently has clearance to produce and transport 2.2Mta of limestone to Surma’s manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. The Ngntrai mine was set up as per an a...

Lafarge Surma Cement and Holcim Bangladesh in merger talks

14 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd (LSC) has reportedly started talks with Lafarge Holcim Group to merge with Holcim Bangladesh Ltd (HBL). Lafarge Surma Cement, in a notice to Dhaka Stock Exchange last week, informed that the company is exploring the opportunity of combining LSC's business with HBL. A merger has the potential to create significant synergies as well as further position both HBL and LSC brands for future growth in Bangladesh. However, at this stage the Board of Directors of LSC emphas...

BCIC and Al Rajhi Co to build 1.5Mta cement plant in Bangladesh

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh state-owned Corporation, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) and Saudi enterprise Al Rajhi Company for Industry and Trade have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a cement plant with 1.5Mta capacity and 330MW power plant near Chhatak cement plant in northeastern Bangladesh. BCIC's Secretary, Hasnath Ahmed Choudhury, and Al Rajhi's Managing Director, Yousif Al Rajhi, signed the MoU at a function witnessed by Industries Minister, Amir Hossen Amu. ...

Vietnam cement exports fall 17.2% YoY in 9M16

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In September Vietnam’s clinker and cement exports fell 0.3 per cent to 1.15Mt when compared with August but climbed 3.5 per cent to US$48.16m, according the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Vietnam exported 11.28Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of 2016, which represents a 6.6 per cent fall when compared with the same period the previous year. Total value of the exports was down 17.2 per cent YoY to US$429.3m. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Mozambique...

Vietnam exports to Bangladesh rise

30 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports from Vietnam to Bangladesh market in the first eight months of 2016 reached US$94.20m worth, accounting for 26 per cent of total export value. Cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh market fell 39.18 per cent while over the same period last year but is found to have the largest export value, accounting for 26 per cent share of exports. Demand for cement in Bangladesh is mainly focussed on government infrastructure projects – approximately 40 per cent of ceme...