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Phinma Corp begins imports from Vietnam

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement company Phinma Corp has recently imported 50,000t of cement, or approximately two million bags, from Vietnam with plans to import the same volume per quarter to a total of 200,000tpa as it breaks into the Philippines market. The Philippine cement market is expanding rapidly due to large government-funded infrastructure projects. Registered by Phinma Corp in September 2017, PhilCement aims to produce around 3Mta of cement.  Phinma is headed by Eduardo Sahagun, formerly...

Philippines set to test all cement imports

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement import rules have been changed in the Philippines, according to the Manila Bulletin. All cement importation will now have to undergo stricter testing procedures designed to determine whether the cement meets the standards required under Philippines law, irrespective of whether it has undertaken pre-shipment inspection or not. Previously, an attempt had been made to give green lane privilege to local cement manufacturers. However, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has r...

Philippines: Pasig City launches new RDF facility

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Pasig City government on Wednesday inaugurated a new refuse-derived fuel facility (RDF) which will supply alternative fuels to local cement plants including those of Lafarge. The collaboration between the Pasig government with IPM Construction and Development Corp (IPM) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) can process 600tpd of waste. The facility is majority-owned by Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies Inc and Lafarge Industrial Ecology International. IPM,...

Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia top Vietnam's eight month export table

26 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia were the largest importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first eight months of this year, latest data from Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade shows. During the period, Indonesia imported 1.56Mt of clinker and cement worth US$73m from Vietnam, while Taiwan acquired 933,128t worth US$40m and Malaysia purchased 904,117t worth US$44m. Next in line were the Philippines (721,060t worth US$27m) and Cambodia (348,139t worth US$19m), the ministry ad...