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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...

Lafarge signs MoU for new university supply contract, Bangladesh

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Lafarge Surma Cement (LSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its Supercrete cement brand to be used in the entire construction of the new Global University of Islamic Finance and Technology for the cement producer’s Michael Cowell, managing director of LSC and Dr MA Mannan, chairman of the proposed university signed the agreement in the presence of other senior executives from both organisations. Source: The New Nation Bangladesh

HeidelbergCement inaugurates new mill, Bangladesh

12 January 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement officially inaugurated a new 0.8Mta cement ball mill at its plant in the seaport Chittagong, Bangladesh. The investment costs amount to approximately US$16m and aims to further serve the promising domestic market. Test runs of the new mill have already been conducted successfully at the end of 2011 and production started in the first week of January. "We are very pleased that we are able to officially inaugurate our state-of-the-art cement mill today," says Dr Bernd Schei...