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Hetauda Cement faces limestone shortage

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hetauda Cement Factory is facing a shortage of limestone due to local protestors preventing the extraction of the material from its mine in Majuwa, Nepal. The company’s new mining contractor, Om Sai Construction, has not been able to deliver 150,000t of limestone four months after receiving the order, according to The Kathmandu Post. The company requires 1000t of limestone daily in order to operate, without it the factory could soon stop production. "Although the contract process has al...

Protests again Semen Indonesia plant

06 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Approximately 300 people from Rembang, Central Java, have marched 150km in protest of the construction of a cement plant in the area by state-owned Semen Indonesia. The march was undertaken in a bid to force Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo, to revoke the environmental permit issued to Semen Indonesia for the project in 2012.

Myanmar: Myaing Kalay plant expansion opposed by locals

26 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans by the military-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) to expand the cement plant at Hpa-an Township in Kayin State in the country’s south-east have run into local opposition, Frontier Myanmar reports. Local activists from 10 villages neighbouring the plant have formed the Thanlwin Network to resist attempts to expand the 4000tpd Myaing Kalay plant and its captive power plant from gas to coal. Villagers opposed to the plant’s expansion have cited its impact on the local environ...

Myanmar: June Cement project to continue despite local opposition

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The management of June Cement has said that the firm has no plans to return land to local communities and will instead press on with its project to construct a new plant in Kyaikmayaw township in the southeast of the country, reports Burma News International. “We still need the land to construct the factory. We bought the land for the project at the beginning and received permission. So, to speak frankly, it is not possible that we will give back the land since we have to continue the pro...

Ethiopia: protesters start fires at Dangote plant

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A Dangote cement plant in the Ada Berga, Oromia region, was set alight by angry protesters on Tuesday. The protesters were angered by the death of at least 55 people in a stampede triggered by clashes between police and demonstrators at a religious festival held by the Oromo people on Sunday. Protesters claimed the stampede was a result of violence by the security forces, but the Prime Minister has denied that the security forces had opened fire. The government has declared three days of ...

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...

India: ACC labourers end protest at Wadi plant

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Labourers at ACC’s Wadi plant have ended their dharma (non-violent sit-in protest) following assurances from the company that their concerns and grievances will be addressed. Chandrasekhar Hiremath, president of Shramajeevigala Vedike (civil rights association), alleged at a meeting attended by ACC HR General Manager, Mr Jayaprakash, that the company ‘harassed’ the labourers and paid them wages in the range of INR200-250 (US$2.99-3.74), which is significantly lower that a daily wage of IN...