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Siam City to invest in Vietnam operations

06 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Vietnam Co Ltd will invest an additional US$30-50 in its Vietnamese cement plants in Kien Giang, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Dong Nai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in the next 6-12 months, the Saigon Daily Times reports. At a meeting between the company and HCMC authorities on Monday, Philippe Richart, general director of the company, said the Vietnamese economy would continue expanding in the future. In September 2016 LafargeHolcim announced that it is to divest of its V...

Holcim Vietnam given green light to build inland port

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Authorities of Vietnam’s southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have approved a proposal by Thanh Long Co Ltd to develop an inland waterway port to meet the transport requirement's for the Holcim cement plant. The provincial authorities assigned the Department of Transport to cooperate with relevant agencies to add planning of the facility to the province’s master plan for inland waterway transport by 2020. The Thanh Long plans to develop the port on an area of 5000m2 between the...

Ho Chi Minh City proposes no new cement licences

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has proposed Vietnam's Ministry of Construction to adjust its cement development plan, so that no new cement projects will be licensed in the metropolis and existing plants will be relocated. Ho Chi Minh City currently has eight cement firms which run nine plants, including six in industrial parks, the municipal authorities said on Friday, adding that the existing plants should be relocated to other localities. The city will keep only cement distribution facil...

Vietnam Jan-May sales up 6%

07 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam sold 33.27Mt of cement in the first five months of this year, an increase of six per cent YoY, fulfilling 41.58 per cent of the whole-year target, the country's Ministry of Construction said. The volume included 24.76Mt of domestic sales, up one per cent YoY, and 8.5Mt of exports, the ministry added. However, local cement producers have encountered difficulties in promoting exports of their clinker and cement due to export duties. These have directly affected domestic cement p...

Rebuilt to last

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Rebuilding aging ESPs can help to significantly improve their operational efficiency and bring dust emissions back in line with statutory requirements. By Rico Chen, Sasza Chyntara, Willy Stevanus and Nga Nguyen, Tai & Chyun Associates Industries, Taiwan, and Nguyen Kien Trung, Cong Thanh Group, Vietnam. Electrostatic precipitators remain one of the most efficient dedusting technologies available Despite its long history and the arrival of more advanced solutions, the electrosta...

Vietnam output up 8.1%

01 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam produced 33.6Mt of cement in the first five months of this year, up 8.1 per cent from a year earlier, including 7.7Mt in May, up 12.1 per cent, according to latest data of the government-run General Statistics Office. In the first four months, Vietnamese cement producers manufactured 25.9Mt of cement, according to the office’s revised figure. In 2016 they produced 78.6Mt of cement, including 7.3Mt in December, according to the revised figure.  (Source: Vietnam News Brief Service)

Vietnam April exports up 6.7%

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported more than 1.9Mt of cement and clinker, reflecting an export value of US$67.4m, according to the country’s Customs Department. This represents a YoY increase of 6.7 and 7.6 per cent, respectively. In the first four months of the year, the country exported 6.7Mt of cement and clinker, up 12.8 per cent YoY. In terms of value a 7.9 per cent rise to US$235m was reported. Bangladesh and the Philippines were the largest importers, accounting for 37 and 32 per cent, respectively o...

Vietnam 1Q exports rise 11% YoY

18 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.82Mt of cement and clinker worth US$168.65m in the first quarter of this year, representing 11 per cent increase YoY in volume and 6.4 per cent in value, according to the latest data of the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In March the country’s clinker and cement exports rose 7.8 per cent from February in volume and 7.6 per cent in value to 1.8Mt worth US$62.67m, the Xay Dung online newspaper quoted the government department as saying. Bangladesh remained the ...

Vietnamese PM invites SCG to widen its investment in the country

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has used a meeting with the head of Siam Cement Group to urge the company to expand its activities within the country. The Prime Minister met SCG President and CEO, Roongrote Rangsiyopash, in Hanoi on 5 April and used the occasion to underline the benefits of further investment in Vietnam. In March 2017 SCG announced that it was taking a 100 per cent stake in Vietnam Construction Materials, giving the Thai firm 3.1Mta of cement capacity in ...

Vietnam: missing seamen after clinker ship sinks

30 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Nine Vietnamese seafarers are listed as missing following a collision involving a clinker carrying ship off Vietnam’s southern coast on Tuesday morning. The 3075dwt Hai Thanh 26-BLC, a 2010-built general cargo carrier, sank about 44 nautical miles to the east of Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, according to local media, citing the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Centre. The ship had been carrying a cargo of clinker from Hai Phong to Can Tho. Two crew members were saved by ...