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Vietnam exports seen rising

10 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement and clinker are forecast to increase by 27 per cent this year compared to 2011, according to forecasts by the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). As as the country attempts to reduce excess supplies, the VNCA expects clinker exports this year to reach 6.2Mt and cement exports to be around the 1.5Mt mark, bringing overall volumes to 7.7Mt. Last year, total exports reached 6.04Mt, comprising 5.76Mt of clinker and 0.28Mt of cement. For the first six months of 2012, around...

Mongla Cement plans third grinding mill, Bangladesh

26 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Mongla Cement is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to establish a third cement grinding mill. The new mill will have a capacity of 120tph and will be set up at Mongla's cement factory in southern Bangladesh. Mongla Cement is owned by Sena Kalyan Sangstha (a self-financing welfare organisation dedicated to the welfare of ex-armed forces). The group is currently inviting local and foreign firms to provide complete consultancy services for the planning, design, procurement, selecting...

Bangladesh clinker imports to become more costly

11 June 2012, Published under Cement News

While presenting his Budget Speech July 2012 to June 2013, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Minister for Finance, Government of Bangladesh has proposed that import duty on clinker to be imported by registered cement manufacturers will be increased from BDT350/t to BDT500/t. In addition, duty other cement clinker imports will rise from BDT 550/t to BDT750/t. In FY11, Bangladesh imported US$446m worth of clinker compared to US$333m in FY 2010 - representing a growth of 34%. The country usually im...

Bangladesh growth potential - comment

21 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Bangladesh almost doubled in the past five years, but the country's per capita consumption is still one of the lowest in the world, according to Lafarge Surma’s managing director in a recent interview with local press. Speaking to the Daily Star on the potential for cement demand in the country, MD Mike Cowell, said: “Per capita cement consumption in Bangladesh is less than 100kg, which is 150kg in West Bengal and more than 1000kg in China.” The US$280m Lafarge Surm...

Lafarge environmental compliance, Bangladesh

18 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd (LCS) which is extracting limestone from Meghalaya for its cement plant in Bangladesh, has said that it was adhering to and complying with top environmental norms in its mines here as adopted by the company in its operations in top European countries. "We are following top environmental norms in our operations here as adopted by the company operation elsewhere in Europe, (Spain, France...)," Lafarge Surma Cements Ltd (LCS) CEO Tarek Elba told the Economic Times of...

Crown Cement fined US$18,331

25 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi Department of Environment (DoE) has fined MI Cement Factory, popularly known as Crown Cement, BDT1.5m (US$18,331) for air pollution. DoE director (enforcement) Munir Chowdhury fined the managing director of the cement factory at Muktarpur in Munshiganj district on Tuesday. The factory was also asked to control air pollution within a week. DoE media statement said a team led by Munir found 1113m 3 of sulphur-dioxide and 2727m 3 of suspended particulate matter in the ...

Bangladesh: Seven Rings Cement to double production capacity

23 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Seven Circle (BD) Ltd, one of the fastest-growing cement companies of the country, will double its production capacity to 3.3Mta by the end of 2014. "We have now the capacity of 1.7Mta and the expansion drive of our company was taken in view of the rising demand of cement," Asadul Haque Sufyani, general manager (Marketing) of Seven Circle (BD) Ltd, told The Financial Express in an interview recently. "Consumption of cement, one of the key backward linkages of the construction and real e...

Lafarge CEO to visit Bangladesh

21 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Bruno Lafont, Chairman and CEO of the Lafarge Group, is set to arrive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today to review operations of its local subsidiary Lafarge Surma Cement. An official of the Lafarge Group of France told CemNet News that Mr Lafont will travel to Bangladesh following a trip to India where he is also reviewing the company's operations in the neighbouring country.  During the Bangladesh visit, Mr Lafont is plans to review LSC's business and strategies and is scheduled to visit LS...

Bangladesh cement exports rise

19 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh manufacturers and exporters of cement, salt and stone have reported YoY growth of 46.33 per cent in the first eight months of FY2011-12 (July-February). Of these three items, cement accounted for the largest amount as over 200,000t is exported annually while volumes of salt and stone volumes amount to only a few thousand. According to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh's manufacturers exported US$9.76m worth of cement, salt and stone in July-February 2011-12 compared ...

Lafarge Surma Cement launches flagship brand, Bangladesh

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Surma Cement has announced the launch of its flagship cement brand, Supercrete under the brand theme ‘Dream Lafarge’. Supercrete will now be available with new and improved packaging, Managing Director of Lafarge Surma, Michael Andrew Cowell told reporters at a press conference. “We want to lead the country’s building materials industry and always come up with innovative solutions for our customers. We believe this is our responsibility to share our expertise for the betterment of...