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Cambodia will cap cement plants at five

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cambodia is in the middle of a cement capacity expansion programme, but a state official has announced that the country's government will not offer more than the five cement production licences for the plants that will be operational by the end of the year. The licence cap only applies to production facilities. While companies must obtain production licences from the Ministry of Industry, quarry permits are issued by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, according to Phnom Penh Post. "W...

Cambodia plant set to begin operations at year-end

28 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Battambang Conch Cement, a joint venture between Cambodia’s Battambang KT Cement and Conch International Holdings, is set to begin operations of its 1.8Mta cement plant in Battambang province at the end of the year. “The official commission of the plant will be in December,”  the Khmer Times (Cambodia) quoted Sie Mengnang, an administrative officer in Battambang Conch Cement, as saying. “Currently about 70 per cent of construction has been completed,” he added.

New Cambodian plant due for year-end completion

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong Insee Cement Cooperation is nearing completion of its new cement plant in Kampot province, Cambodia, according to local press reports. The US$262m factory with the capacity to produce 5,000tpd of cement is due to open by the end of the year, the Khymer Times reported. Chip Mong Group and Chip Mong Insee Cement signed a partnership agreement with China’s CITIC Heavy Industries Company to build the plant, construction of which began last year. Chip Mong Insee Cement Cooperation i...

Vietnam April exports up 6.7%

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported more than 1.9Mt of cement and clinker, reflecting an export value of US$67.4m, according to the country’s Customs Department. This represents a YoY increase of 6.7 and 7.6 per cent, respectively. In the first four months of the year, the country exported 6.7Mt of cement and clinker, up 12.8 per cent YoY. In terms of value a 7.9 per cent rise to US$235m was reported. Bangladesh and the Philippines were the largest importers, accounting for 37 and 32 per cent, respectively o...

Cambodia: SCG's Kampot Cement to open third plant

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand’s largest cement conglomerate, is to take advantage of Cambodia’s booming construction sector by opening its third cement plant in Battambang province next year through its subsidiary, Kampot Cement. Governor of Battambang province, Chan Sophal, told a local news source that SCG, a majority shareholder in Kampot Cement, started construction on the cement works last year in Ratanak Mondol district. “So far, they have completed about 60 per cent of the cons...

Cambodia: new plant proposal

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

A meeting between Chinese-owned Cambodia Capital Mineral Resources Co (CCMRC) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy saw Li Xiao Ming, CCMRC president, put forward the idea of building a cement processing plant to boost supply for the country’s construction industry. The meeting between CCMRC and the Ministry intended to seek government support before any feasibility studies begin. Minister Suy Sem implied that the project will receive government approval. Meng Saktheara, secretary of state...

Anhui Conch

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

In a bid to boost Cambodia’s domestic supply of cement, Battambang Conch Cement has announced plans to construct a new cement plant in the country’s northwestern province of Battambang. Battambang Conch Cement is a joint venture between China’s Conch International Holdings and Cambodia’s Battambang KT Cement.  The US$230m plant, which will have a production capacity of 1.8Mta, is expected to begin operations in December 2017. Battambang Conch Cement has applied for an industrial mining li...

SE Asia towards oversupply?

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The southeast Asian cement market has seen rapid demand growth in recent years. Backed by favourable macroeconomic trends, it is likely to remain one of the fastest-growing cement markets. Many cement producers, both local and international, performed very well in this region and are keen to expand their existing capacity, while for others entering these enticing markets has become a priority. By The Jakarta Advisory Group, Indonesia. Fast-growing southeast Asian markets are attractin...

New 1.8Mta cement plant for Cambodia

17 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Battambang Conch Cement Co, a joint venture between Hong Kong-based Conch International Holding and local firm Battambang KT Cement Co, is expected to break ground next month in Rattanak Mondul district. The US$230m cement plant project is due for commissioning in December 2017 and bring an extra 1.8Mta of cement production capacity online in northwestern Cambodia. The company has applied for an industrial mining licence to use limestone from a nearby mountain for its production. "We ...

SCG forecasts regional capacity will hit 292Mta by 2018

20 April 2016, Published under Cement News

In a presentation to investors earlier this month, Siam Cement Group (SCG) disclosed that it expects capacity in Thailand and nearby markets will reach 292Mta in two years' time, up from 251Mta in 2015. Production capacity is set to expand in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. This comes against a backdrop of existing overcapacity – in 2015 domestic consumption in the six countries was 168Mt, implying a utilisation rate of 67 per cent. Demand growth in Thailand a...