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National Cement Co reopens Souq Al-Khamis factory

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Libya’s Economic and Social Development Fund has announced National Cement Co will be resuming production at its Souq Al-Khamis factory. The fund said security conditions in the region, which saw intensive fighting during the aggression on Tripoli, have improved since the cessation of military operations and the defeat of the Haftar militias in southern Tripoli. Therefore, the 1Mta plant will be able to operate once again.

Malaysia's cement association praises decision to reopen plants

27 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Malaysia's Cement and Concrete Association (C&CA) has stated that opening cement factories under Phase 3 of the country’s Movement Control Order (MCO) will have a positive effect on the economy and save jobs. C&CA Chairman, Datuk Yeoh Soo Keng, said the cement industry provided over 100,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly. "C&CA lauds the government and the International Trade and Industry Ministry for their prompt action in allowing cement plants to resume operations to serve the l...

Spain: Cementos Cosmos Oural plant to open next year

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Following the decision to reopen the Oural plant in Galicia, Spain, operated by Votorantim Cimentos-owned Cementos Cosmos, after a four-year stop and previously earmarked for closure, the works is scheduled to restart production next year. The reopening of the plant is expected to lead to 40 new jobs at the site in addition to 50 fixed subcontracts and 300 indirect jobs. Some 1800 job applications for the first 25 posts, which include electrical and electronic technicians, mechanical and c...

Nigeria: Nigercem to begin production in Ebonyi

06 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Nigercem will soon commence cement operations at the Nigeria Cement Company in Nkalagu, Ebonyi State. A deed was signed to settle terms between Nigercem and representatives from four host communities - Nkalagu, Nkalaha, Umuhuali, Amaezu and the Ebonyi State Government. With the signing of this pact any previous legal battles affecting the reopening of the cement company have been put to rest. Core investor, Ibeto Cement Company, thanked Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi for creating a...

Sri Lanka: AFKO group may revive KKS plant

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

AFKO Group GMEX has expressed interest in reopening the Kankesanthurai (KKS) cement plant in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Industry and Commerce Ministry.  “We are keen to partner in the Kankesanthurai Cement Project and are ready to enter with US$450m as a start. We shall also bring in all the necessary machineries and technology and can start from scratch,” AFKO Chairman, Keun Young Lee said. He added, “We are not limited to KKS. We are keen about cement...

Sri Lanka: Kankasanthurai Cement Factory to reopen

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Kankasanthurai Cement Factory (KCF) in Sri Lanka is to be reopened following its closure some years back due to unrest in the north of the country. Previously, UAE-based Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co expressed interest in reviving the Kankesanthurai Cement Factory with a US$100m investment. In 2011-12 a high-level decision was taken to amalgamate Sri Lanka Cement Corporation (SLCC) with Lanka Cement Ltd (LCL). Both companies planned to resume bagging operations at Kankesanthuraid. Minist...