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North Korea steps up industrial production

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

North Korean cement companies are among industrial firms being urged to increase production of building materials to meet their year-end quotas. North Korea has concentrated its resources this year mainly onto the construction of the Wonsan Kalma Coastal Tourist Zone and the Yangdok Hot Springs Tourist Zone (South Pyongan Province). The country has also put a priority on building a Korean-style coastal city in Myongsasipri and constructing the Tanchon and Orangchon power plants. Sangwon C...

North Korea reportedly suspends production at cement plant

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The operation of a cement plant in Pyongyang, North Korea, has reportedly been suspended for three months due to lack of electricity, according to the Daily NK newspaper. The paper’s source noted that factory may have been affected by the North Korean authorities' decision to ration electricity due to a power shortage. As the factory was built in 1919, its technology has aged and is not able to produce as much cement as it used to. The source stated that the lack of good-quality cement pro...

North Korea: cement firms to be assessed

03 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The North Korean authorities have told cement trading companies that the volume of support they provide for flood recovery efforts in North Hamgyong province wil be assessed. The assessments will take place during a review of the “200-Day Battle” at the end of this year, claims Daily NK. "The information is expected to increase the burden on these companies, as they are already under strain trying to provide materials for the construction of Ryomyong Street," a source in South Pyongan...

North Korea: cement production rises in response to flooding

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

North Korean state media have reported that workers at the Sangwon cement plant have increased production by 50 per cent as part of efforts to send aid to the flood-stricken north of the country. The plant has sent over 70,000 tonnes of cement to North Hamgyong Province to help it recover from the floods. The increased output has enabled Sangwon to supply several thousand tonnes of cement a day.