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Premier Cement sets date for production at new units

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Premier Cement is yet to begin production at two of its new manufacturing units despite being fully-prepared in March, as a few key foreign experts and employees could not return to Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We could not start production within the stipulated time due to the absence of some technical experts and workers from China and Denmark," said Mohammed Amirul Haque, managing director. After operating on a trial basis for a month, the units were schedu...

Two applications for new capacity at Dera Ghazi Khan

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Two of Pakistan's leading cement manufacturers are seeking environmental approval from the Environment Protection Department (EPD), Government of Punjab, for setting up a cement plant in Dera Ghazi Khan. According to official communications of the government department, DG Khan Cement Ltd and Pioneer Cement Ltd have both applied to set up new capacity in the same region. The approval is necessary under section 12 of Punjab Environmental Protection Act (1997), amended in 2012. The gover...

Minerals Department issues 8 cement plant licences in Punjab

07 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Minerals Department has issued licences to eight companies willing to invest in Punjab to establish cement factories. These licences were issued on the direction of Provincial Minerals Minister, Hafiz Ammar Yasir, who noted that the province was making headway towards progress and development, according to The News International. Under the previous government, there was a ban on establishing new cement factories in Punjab. However, Hafiz Ammar Yasir has since had the ban wit...

Chief Minister urges quicker clearance of NOCs for Punjab cement factories

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, chaired a meeting yesterday at the Punjab Assembly about easing the process of setting up new cement factories in the Pakistani province. The complicated and lengthy process of establishing cement factories has slowed the pace of adding new capacity in the region. The local government wants to boost investment and new job opportunities. Sardar Usman Buzdar linked the issuance of no object certificates (NOC) for establishing a cement factory wit...

Government plans new cement units near power stations

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nitin Raut, a cabinet minister for the government of Maharashtra, India, has stated that the Maha-Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has plans to set up new cement units near power plants in the state. The pilot project would reportedly be at the Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station (KTPS). "We’ve completed formalities like studying feasibility of such units in our plants’ vicinity. It would be a joint venture between Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) and cement companies, and ...

New plant investments in Zimbabwe

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Livetouch Investments is set to invest around US$15m towards the construction of a cement plant in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Sino-Zimbabwe Cement Co is also planning to set up a plant in a similar location, according to The Sunday News. Livetouch is reportedly at an advanced stage of obtaining an Environmental Impact Assessment certificate. The location of the plant is due to its close proximity to a coal source. Elsewhere, Ndumiso Mdlalose, local board town secretary for Hwange, confirmed tha...

Shree Cement is closing in on 50Mta of cement production

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

This week it was announced that Shree Cement would enter the market of western India within the next six months . The company is preparing to open a new 2.5Mta grinding plant in Pune, Maharashtra with an investment of US$87.8m. The new plant will receive clinker from its plant in Kodla, Karnataka. Shree Cement has been expected to go on a growth path. As recently as November 2019 it raised more than US$278.36m through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) offering, which was underst...

Vietnam to add 7.1Mta of cement capacity in 2020

31 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Two new cement plants in Vietnam will go into operation this year, according to Nguyen Quang Cung, president of the Vietnam Cement Association. The first is in Tan Thang commune, the central province of Nghe An, with a capacity of 2-2.5Mta, while a second new plant is being built in Bim Son commune, Thanh Hoa province, with a capacity of 4.6Mta. Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction forecast that cement sales would increase by around five per cent to reach 103Mt in 2020, around 70Mt of which w...

ASI calls for moratorium on issue of new cement plants in Indonesia

02 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Indonesian cement industry has called on the government for a moratorium on issuing construction permits for new cement plants for the next five years as the local market has an excess of 25Mta of capacity. As reported in the local press, Widodo Santoso, chairman of the Indonesia Cement Association (ASI) said: "This is a warning to the government, and here it refers to the Investment Co-ordination Agency (BKPM). Until 2024, it's best that no new construction permit will be issued for n...

Punjab to ease issuance of NoC for cement plant in province

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry welcomes the provincial government of Punjab's move to ease the processes of approval in setting up a cement plant in province. According to media reports, Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has said that the Punjab government has lifted the 12-year ban on the cement industry, which is expected to see an improved performance and contribition to the national economy. A dedicated task force with key people in the ministry's industries ...