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Republic Cement honoured with Quarry Operations Award

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement’s Teresa, Rizal, plant site has won the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award-Platinum Achievement Award for Quarry Operations at the 64th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City. This honour is given to companies that have exhibited outstanding levels of dedication, initiative and innovation in working toward environmental protection, safety and health management and community development. In addition to its quarry award, Republ...

Anhui Conch to import drilling rig for 4500tpd plant

16 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement Co expects delivery of an imported hydraulic drilling rig for its cement production project in Shaanxi province by February 2018. The US$1.7m rig will be installed at the limestone mine at the company’s US$61m cement facility in Tongchuan, Shaanxi province. The plant’s production capacity is around 4500tpd and construction is expected to begin in the 1H18. The rig is expected to meet Euro III standards and have a minimum aperture of 140mm.

Cemex settlement agreement with CA Coastal Commission

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The California Coastal Commission has approved the agreement Cemex negotiated with commission staff regarding the continued operation of the Cemex Lapis sand plant at a meeting in Seaside (CA), USA. This agreement is part of a settlement of disputes with the commission, the State Lands Commission and the City of Marina over the historical operations of the more than 110-year old Lapis sand plant. The approval by the Coastal Commission was the result of years of discussions and is another s...

Asia Cement to restrict Sincheng mining activities

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement is to reduced its mining operations in Hualien County, Taiwan, by 40 per cent amid widespread criticism at the company’s mining activities at the Sincheng site. The company said it would restrict its mining operations in Sincheng Township to about 250ha, 150ha less than the 400ha that the government has approved. It has also agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on its mining operations if necessary, once a proposed revision of the Mining Act passes the legislat...

Asia Cement denies Hualien mine expansion

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement Corp has denied that it has been expanding mining operations in Hualien County, Taiwan,  following accusations by a filmmaker that mining has intensified at the site, the Tapei Times reports. Documentary filmmaker Chi Po-lin made the comments in May 2017 whilst filming a sequel to his aerial photographic documentary ‘Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above. Chi subsequently died in a helicopter crash last Saturday but his aerial footage of the Sincheng site has resulted in widespread ...

India: proposed Karnataka plants denied environmental clearance

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The federal Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has put a hold on proposals to build two cement plants and associated limestone mines in Kalaburgi, Karnataka, according to the Times of India. The two projects affected were put forward by India Cements and JSW Cements. The India Cements project was blocked by the MoEF due to concerns it would decrease agricultural productivity, while the JSW proposal was declared ‘premature’ as its plan for limestone extraction was based on potentia...

Uganda: residents decry lack of consultation over mining licence award

22 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Residents of Moroto district have accused Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of acting illegally in awarding a mining licence to Tororo Cement without first consulting local communities, the Daily Monitor reports. Local people have protested against Tororo’s limestone mining operations in Kosiroi by blocking trucks from entering or leaving the site. They accuse the company of having operated for 15 years without signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with their commu...

Indonesia: President meets with Semen Indonesia protestors

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has met with community representatives who are resisting plans to build a cement factory and quarry at Mount Kendeng in Central Java, the Jakarta Post reports. According to the newspaper, the new PT Semen Indonesia plant is 95 per cent complete. Locals have raised objections on the grounds that the plant will disturb the community and that the mining operation will jeopardise access to groundwater supplies. Following the meeting, the president’s chief o...

India: Lakshmi Cement gets green light to expand Sirohi limestone mine

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lakshmi Cement has been given environmental clearance to expand its opencast limestone mine in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Under the proposals, the mine’s capacity will be expanded from 8 to 13Mta. The firm had originally applied for permission for the project in March 2013, but environmental clearance was not given until July 2016. Work on the 390.625ha site is expected to commence immediately.

India: Sagar Cements ordered to stop mining in Sulthanpur forest

10 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements have been ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to cease mining activity in Sulthanpur forest in Telangana following a complaint that the company was encroaching on forest land. According to reports in the Hindu, Sagar have been accused of illegally mining in the forest reserve. The Director of Mines and Geology has asked the firm to cease activity in the reserve area. The NGT has asked the director to submit an action taken report during the next hearing slated fo...