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Iraq approves investment to reconstruct Kufa cement plant

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Iraq’s Finance Ministry has approved a US$60m investment to reconstruct a government-owned cement plant in the south-central Najaf governorate, according to Zawya. Work on the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Kufa cement plant is expected to begin once the funds are released within the next few days. Fadhil Al-Fatlawi, a member of the Parliament's Labour and Social Affairs Committee, has noted that the plans are part of the government’s plan to restore all war-damaged factories. While ...

Global headwinds hinder US

03 May 2016, Published under Cement News

There is plenty of reason for optimism in the United States as its economy is making progress, underpinned by sound job creation, low inflation and healthy consumer sentiment. However, it is not immune from the wider global forces, and weak oil prices will impact cement consumption growth. In this market update, the PCA presents its revised forecast for the period up to 2020. By Ed Sullivan, Portland Cement Association, USA. Oil prices remain under pressure The current economic ...

The tsunami-hit cement plant

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Natural disasters can happen at any time and anywhere in the world in an instant with devastating consequences and huge loss of life. There is little anyone can do to limit the impact of such occurrences, which are unpredictable and outside of human control. So when these phenomena strike a community and impact everyday life, the entire structure of one’s existence can be redefined in a split second. Such was the impact of the tsunami which hit Japan in 2011 and destroyed much of Fukushima a...