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Siam City Cement Group signs biodiversity MoU with IUCN

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have extended their partnership for another three years by formalising a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 plan, targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal of the partnership is to avoid and minimise biodiversity loss to the maximum extent possible. Ov...

Cambodian cement production reached 7.9Mt in 11M21

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia’s five cement factories produced 7.9Mt over the 11 months from January-November 2021, a slight decrease compared to the volume recorded in 2020, according to the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association. Puth Chandarith, secretary-general of the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association, said on Monday that the production of domestic cement during the January-November period was similar to last year due to the number of construction projects being put on hold due to the Covid-...

Chip Mong Ecocycle launches waste storage facility

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong Ecocycle, a business unit of Chip Mong Insee Cement Corp (CMIC), inaugurated hazardous waste storage facilities at cement plant in the Banteay Meas district of Kampot province, Cambodia, on 29 November 2021. This is another important step in the company’s mission to provide a sustainable waste management solution for Cambodia.

Cambodia posts 49% fall in imports in 2020

27 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia saw the value of its cement imports fall 48.6 per cent YoY to US$66.25m in 2020, compared to US$128.86m in the previous year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Imports of construction materials, such as steel and cement, declined during the year as the COVID-19 pandemic paused construction projects across the country, reports The Phnom Penh Post. The growth in domestic cement production, which advanced seven per cent YoY to 7.9Mt in 2020, is also a factor in the cement impor...

New 2Mta plant planned for Cambodia

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia’s Conch KT Cement (Phnom Penh) plans to build a US$263m cement factory in Aoral, Kampong Speu province, with a 2Mta capacity, according to the Phnom Penh Post. Conch KT Cement is a joint venture between China’s Conch International Holding (HK) Ltd and Battambang KT Cement. The joint venture currently operates another 2Mta facility in Ratanak Mondol district, which started up in 2018. Conch KT Cement’s feasibility study on the project is reportedly almost complete, as the compa...

Cambodia sees 7% rise in production in 2020

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cambodia's five cement factories produced 7.9Mt of product last year, rising seven per cent YoY, despite many construction projects being put on hold throughout the year as a result of COVID-19, according to Puth Chandarithm, secretary-general of the Cambodian Cement Manufacturing Association. "This seven per cent increase indicates that demand for cement remains high despite the fact that COVID-19 continues to spread," he said in a statement to the Phnom Penh Post. Mr Chandarithm added t...

Chip Mong INSEE Cement: key steps to sustainability

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

For Cambodia-based producer Chip Mong INSEE Cement Corp (CMIC) sustainability has always been a key priority. Its 2Mta cement plant, located 125km southwest of Phnom Penh, is designed and operated to minimise environmental impact with equipment that is selected to reduce energy consumption. The company is now well advanced in the development of a greener cement portfolio and committed more than ever to becoming the sustainability benchmark for the Cambodian industry. By Chip Mong INSEE Cemen...

Quarry accident at Thai Boon Roong Cement

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Two men have been crushed by falling rocks after an explosion at the quarry of Thai Boon Roong Cement in Kampot province, Cambodia. The accident happened at La’ang commune’s La'ang village in Dang Tong district. District deputy police chief Men Ly said the victims, 29-year-old Kun Ral and 33-year-old Nheb Sarun, were cousins from Kandorl commune’s Damnak Trach village in Teuk Chhou district. Both men worked for Thai Boon Roong Cement Co Ltd.

China: outward bound

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is now an integral part of the country’s overseas expansion policy. Since its inception in 2013, the BRI has been one of the essential vehicles driving the global spread of Chinese technology and providing a platform for corporate cement and construction giants to enter new markets. ICR takes a look at the initiative’s progress to date and the impact on China’s cement industry, as its shifts from its purely domestic production base to establishing its p...

Cambodia has not yet seen a slowdown in cement sales over COVID-19

19 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The coronavirus has not had a significant impact on the cement and other construction material markets in Cambodia, which are retaining strong demand at present. The Cambodian construction sector reports no slowdown in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while cement prices are holding up. "Demand remains strong for cement and building materials due to infrastructure development, urbanisation, long-term investment, and family and population growth. We believe the Cambodian economy wil...