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Karen National Union asked to cancel its cement plant plans

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Karen National Union received a petition by nearly 1000 residents from Mon State asking to cancel a quarry and a cement factory planned for construction in a mountain pass, near the township of Thaton, Myanmar. The Min Lwin Mountain is sacred to the locals and the planned projects could lead to deforestation, extinction of wildlife, land disputes as well as pollution, local residents claim. A committee gathered over 900 signatures on its latest appeal, which was sent to the KNU on 27 May....

IFC considering equity injection in Myanmar cement plant expansion project

10 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corp (IFC) is considering an equity injection into the brownfield expansion of Shwe Taung Cement Co's cement plant at Pyi Nyaung village, Myanmar . Shwe Taung Cement is part of a local conglomerate, Shwe Taung Group (STG) The total project cost is estimated at US$110m. The proposed IFC investment in STC comprises an investment in common equity for up to US$15m and providing an A Loan of up to US$20m. The IFC is also looking to mobilise up to US$20m through the s...

Myanmar: Mandalay plants ordered to install emissions monitoring equipment

15 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Mandalay's region government has ordered the cement factories in Kyaukse and Thazi townships to install air-testing devices. The Environmental Conservation Department conducted an investigation on cement factories’ emissions in February and instructed the plants to install two devices, gas and ambient analysers. "I've reported the cement factories in Kyaukse to the government after the investigations. The Mandalay region minister for natural resources, forestry and environmental conse...

Myanmar: Singapore investment fund to part-finance new 1.6Mta plant

09 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Singapore-based Credera has announced that it will invest US$20m in a stake in a new 5000tpd cement plant in Myanmar, Deal Street Asia reports. Credera's Myanmar Frontier Opportunities Fund will partner with a foreign cement firm – as yet unnamed – that will bring another US$30m to the deal. The remainder of the estimated US$200m required to build the plant will be raised as debt. According to Credera, Myanmar currently produces and demands around 4Mt of cement, but the firm expects co...

Myanmar: Mawlamyine Cement ordered to redo environmental study

09 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The government of Mon State, Myanmar, has ordered another environmental impact assessment on Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL), according to Soe Naing, head of the Mon State's environmental conservation department. “Ohn Win, minister for natural resources and environmental conservation, directed us to confirm the report was conducted by a third-party organisation. So we will have to conduct an assessment again. Residents don't want it to be powered by coal. The factory has to control smoke and ...

Myanmar: first Loesche mills

01 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Yojin Construction and Engineering Co Ltd (South Korea) has placed an order for two vertical roller mills with Loesche. The two VRM are to be used at the new clinker grinding plant of Yojin Myanmar Engineering Co Ltd in Thilawa, Myanmar. The mills are to produce 75tph OPC with a fineness of 3300 Blaine. The mills are expected to be operational in late summer 2017.

Myanmar: BASF to open new construction chemicals plant

16 December 2016, Published under Cement News

German industrial chemical firm BASF has announced that it will open its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar in 2017, Newswire Today reports. The plant will produce chemicals for the construction industry, BASF’s portfolio of which includes cement additives, and will be sited in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. “As Myanmar’s construction industry grows more sophisticated in its scope, which includes high-rise buildings, roadways and bridges, the requirement for high-quality techn...

Myanmar: traders seek to import cement in northern state

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

A large number of traders are seeking to import cement through border trade in Myitgyina, the capital of Myanmar’s Kachin state. Over 3500t of cement have been permitted for import from China in the current fiscal year, according to an official at the Myitgyina Import and Export Office.

Myanmar: Myaing Kalay plant expansion opposed by locals

26 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans by the military-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) to expand the cement plant at Hpa-an Township in Kayin State in the country’s south-east have run into local opposition, Frontier Myanmar reports. Local activists from 10 villages neighbouring the plant have formed the Thanlwin Network to resist attempts to expand the 4000tpd Myaing Kalay plant and its captive power plant from gas to coal. Villagers opposed to the plant’s expansion have cited its impact on the local environ...

Myanmar: June Cement project to continue despite local opposition

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The management of June Cement has said that the firm has no plans to return land to local communities and will instead press on with its project to construct a new plant in Kyaikmayaw township in the southeast of the country, reports Burma News International. “We still need the land to construct the factory. We bought the land for the project at the beginning and received permission. So, to speak frankly, it is not possible that we will give back the land since we have to continue the pro...