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Hima Cement in consultation for Moroto mining rights

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement’s subsidiary, Hima Cement, is consulting leaders and the local community in Moroto in Uganda, to access surface mining rights. Hima Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is in the process of acquiring a mining lease for the extraction of limestone and marble in Rupa subcounty. Hima Cement has earmarked a block of 14.26km 2 in the location. Don Bwesigye, the lead consultant for Hima Cement, says the company has been on the ground since 2015 when it acquired an exploration licen...

Askari seeks minning lease approval

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Askari Cement Ltd (ACL) has submitted  an application to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Punjab to seek environment approval under section 12 Punjab Environment Protection Act 1997 for mining of limestone at Wah and  Hassan Abdal, Rawalpindi Attock district in Punjab province, Pakistan. According to a public notification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Government of Punjab has invited comments from all stakeholders and the general public for their comments...

Asia Cement Corp's Taroko mining rights repealed

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Taipei High Administrative Court has repealed Asia Cement Corp’s (ACC) right to operate a cement mine located in Taroko National Park, Taiwan. This decision upheld an appeal from Taroko residents and falls against a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) decision to grant a 20-year extension of mining rights until 2037. After the extension of mining rights was granted in November 2016, Taroko residents responded by filing a lawsuit against the MOEA and ACC. The court ruled for the reside...

Caribbean Cement secures loan to pay US$ debt

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co Ltd and its mining subsidiary have secured a five-year JMD3bn (US$23.53m) loan from National Commercial Bank Jamaica to pay back a US dollar debt. The amount will be repaid in Jamaican dollars at a rate of 7.45 per cent per annum. The company also has stated that some of the funds will be used for general corporate purposes, according to The Gleaner. Its mining subsidiary, Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Ltd, a borrowing partner of the loan, is also about to expan...

Dangote Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has been technically disqualified from applying for three limestone mine licences in an open bidding process, according to Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology. The mines in question are located in Dhading, in Nepal’s Central Development Region, and Palpa, in the country’s Western Development Region. The Investment Board Nepal approved the application back in 2013 before passing it to the mining department. However, Dangote’s proposal reportedly lacked essential document...

Penna Cement plans expansion Gudipadu limestone mining to raise cement output

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer Penna Cement is planning an expansion of the Gudipadu limestone mining project at the Gudipadu and Kundanakota, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The project will see mining operations increase from 2.3Mta to 5.3Mta and is currently awaiting environmental clearance.The estimated cost of the project is INR50m (US$ 777,276) and the mining lease area is 392.63ha. Estimated mineable reserves are 88.403Mt, which will be mined in fully mechanised opencast operations ...

Fujian Cement to buy limestone mining rights

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

China-based Fujian Cement plans to buy mining rights of a 0.2Mta limestone mine and a 0.03Mta cement siliceous material ore mine from Shunchang Lugunshan Limestone Mine and Shunchang Wuli Ting, respectively. The transaction amount is CNY52.9m (US$8m) with an actual payment of CNY32.8m, according to Reuters. The limestone mine is understood to cover an area of 0.3605km2 with rights valid until 2032. The deposit holds 3.645Mt of reserves. The other mine, with reserves of 0.692Mt covers an ar...

Zambia: three companies awarded Nyimba limestone mining rights

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Three companies have been awarded prospecting rights for limestone mining in Nyimba District, Eastern province, Zambia. GTJ Ltd working with the Zambia Consolidated Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Vikram Investment and Zawari Natural Resources Ltd are the entities that have been given the rights. Ministry of Mines Permanent Secretary, Paul Chanda, said, "Government has given three companies prospecting rights for limestone in Nyimba District. Of the three companies, GJT Ltd has mad...

India: Lafarge Surma mine to expand production

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladeshi cement manufacturer Lafarge Surma Cement (LafargeHolcim Group) has received environmental clearance from the Indian government for its mining company to more than double its limestone production capacity to 5.5Mta. Lafarge Umiam Mining, a fully-owned subsidiary of Lafarge Surma based in Meghalaya on the Bangladesh border, currently has clearance to produce and transport 2.2Mta of limestone to Surma’s manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. The Ngntrai mine was set up as per an a...

Best practice in karst mining

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The high biodiversity and ecological sensitivity of karst areas presents additional challenges in terms of sustainable mining practices to cement producers as they mine for the limestone required by their production process. In a partnership with key domestic environmental conservationists, Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos has published a guide on best practices in limestone mining in these highly-vulnerable environments. By Patricia Montenegro, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. The karst envi...