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Villagers complain about Alpha Cement's use of local road

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Alpha Cement has met with further protests about the use of a road leading finished good away from the cement plant in Aung Tha Pyay, Myanmar. The residents maintain that the coal-fired cement factory’s proximity to the Aung Tha Pyay village and Dahat Taw village tract could have serious adverse impact on the environment and the health of the people in the area. Local villagers have complained that the trucks are an environmental problem and that the local roads are only 5.5m wide and not ...

Ocean plastic: an opportunity in the circular economy?

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Initiatives are under way to address the global issue of plastics litter in the oceans. Norway’s SINTEF highlights the use of co-processing in the Ocean Plastic Turned into an Opportunity in Circular Economy project. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Mining of plastic wastes at a dumpsite in Thailand. Image credit: Kå...

SCG looks to increase use of blockchain solution

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) is looking to roll out its Procure to Pay blockchain solution for payment and procurement methods to 2400 suppliers by 2020, according to the Bangkok Post. Thammasak Sethaudom, vice-president for finance and investment, has said that the company must transform its operations to chase the fast-moving blockchain trend. "Our platform has helped suppliers reduce their processing times by 50 per cent from 70min to 35min per purchase order," said Mr Sethaudom. SCG invest...

Mon State refuses to extend building permit for Myanmar-Korea Cement Group

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Myanmar-Korea Cement Group will not be granted permission to extend its permit to build a cement plant in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon state, having only constructed 10 per cent of the plant, three years after the initial permit was awarded by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). The decision was announced by U Aung Kyaw Thi, the representative of Mon State Parliament and chairman of the public budget scrutiny, finance planning and economics review committee. Myanmar-Korea Cement Group ...

Alpha Cement plant to resume construction

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction of Alpha Cement plant, near the village of Aung Thabyay in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay, Myanmar is due to resume after police arrested approximately 100 protestors in May. The US$200m cement plant is being established by China's Myint Investment company under the approval of the Myanmar Investment Commission, but the project has been suspended since its approval in 2012, due to local opposition. Protests from local farmers and residents are mainly over the environmental an...

Hpa-an plants come under public pressure for using coal

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents of Hpa-an, Kiyan state, Myanmar, have called on the government to monitor local cement plants that have switched from using natural gas to coal-fired kilns. The two local cement plants in Hpa-an produce 4900tpd and are now 20 years old. Local residents met on 10 November 2018 to urge the authorities to stop the operations of the factories. Environmental impact assessments have been requested as well as the safety for residents living near by.

Myanmar Government invites expressions of interest for new cement plant

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MNREC) is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from foreign and local investors to conduct detailed feasibility studies and measurement of limestone deposits in Chin State. The government is exploring the possibility of a cement plant being established in Hakha Township on 4300ha of land. "Preliminary studies suggest that the area proposed for the project has sufficient limestone to support a cement plant capable of produci...

No permission given for 10,000tpd Myanmar plant

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has denied giving any permission for a proposed 10,000tpd cement plant to be established in Hlaingbew Township, Myanmar. According to Gen Saw Johnny, chief of staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) under the KNU: "We won't accept projects that will bring negative impact to the public. We will consider it if it will bring benefits to the public. Everything depends on the public's desire. We've learned that the company (Yadanar Sai Kaung Myat Kyaw ...

Siam Cement expect stronger growth in Myanmar in 2019

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) expects its growth target for 2018 in Myanmar to be affected by inflation and flooding. This is despite seeing cement sales in Mon state rise nine per cent YoY and revenues of US$152m in the 1H18, which were up 14 per cent on 1H17. Surachai Pomjindachote, SCG's Myanmar director, said," For this year, Myanmar is facing floods and inflation, so total growth of the country might fall below target. But in 2019, we foresee higher growth compared to this year's. "Myanmar'...

Opposition to Alpha Cement project grows

10 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 200 residents of Aung Tha Pay village in Myanmar plan to march on the capital of Nay Pyi Taw to protect against Alpha Cement's construction of a new coal-fired cement plant. The Myint Investment Company won government approval for the Alpha Cement project in June 2015, but local residents did not know about the plans until the groundbreaking ceremony in July 2017, said U Ye Min Oo, the MP for Patheingyi township. Myint Investment was granted 617 acres of land for the project in Taun...