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Central province eyes $287m cement factory

Update: June, 19/2019 - 08:03

 

 

During the meeting in May, the provincial People's Committee chairman Thái Thanh Quý granted approval in principle for the investor to develop the factory, which is part of the development strategy for the cement industry to 2030, approved by the Prime Minister. Photo baonghean.com

 

HÀ NỘI -- Vicem Hoàng Mai Cement Joint Stock Company plans to build a cement factory, with the first phase expected to cost more than VNĐ6.67 trillion (US$287 million), in the central province of Nghệ An.

Covering 60ha in the province’s Hoàng Mai 2 Industrial Zone, the factory has a designed production capacity of three million tonnes of cement per year.  

Once completed, the factory will contribute to fostering the province’s socio-economic development, creating 500 local jobs while better meeting domestic and international demands for cement, the investor said. 

During the meeting in May, the provincial People's Committee chairman Thái Thanh Quý granted approval in principle for the investor to develop the factory, which is part of the development strategy for the cement industry to 2030, approved by the Prime Minister. 

The Ministry of Construction predicted that demand for cement and clinker would likely increase marginally to 98-99 million tonnes by the end of this year.

This would include domestic consumption of 70 million tonnes and exports of 28-29 million tonnes, it said.

Demand grew by 19 per cent last year to 96.7 million tonnes, with exports accounting for 31.6 million tonnes, up 55 per cent year on year.

The Việt Nam Cement Association previously estimated that upgrades and new investments would increase the production capacity of the industry to 120-130 million tonnes by 2020. -- VNS

 

 

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