Kampong Speu cement factory to ‘cut imports, lift production’

A $258 million cement factory in Kampong Speu, approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on August 24, is expected to raise the nation’s cement production capacity to more than 10 million tonnes per year. ...

Hin Pisei

Ministry plans issuance of mining licence for cement

The Ministry of Mines and Energy plans to issue an exploration licence to a locally registered firm, which intends to assess the suitability of northern Kampot province as a source for the minerals used in cement production. ...

Van Socheata

Kingdom’s fifth cement factory launched in Kampot province

A cement factory with a production capacity of one million tonnes per year went online on Thursday in Kampot province. The factory is Cambodia’s fifth cement plant and comes in response to the rapid development of the construction sector. ...

May Kunmakara

Battambang villagers have mixed feelings over new cement factory

A new cement factory in Battambang province has begun construction of a concrete road connecting it to one of Cambodia’s national roads, leaving nearby residents with mixed feelings. ...

Asian demand for cement destroys stunning cliffs in Cambodia – pulverised for their limestone

Across the continent, a construction boom is driving record demand for a core constituent of cement – limestone – resulting in the utter destruction of unique and fragile ecosystems. ...

Per Liljas

Battambang cement factory set to start production

A new cement factory in Battambang province will come online on Friday with an annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of cement, according to Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. “We will have finished four cement factories that can produce nearly 7 million tones ...

Hor Kimsay

Insiders say new concrete factories not enough to stabilise local sector

Four new Cambodian cement factories are set to come online in the near future, tripling the number of local producers, but insiders and officials this week maintained that even increased capacity will not significantly lower rates of cement imports to Cambodia due to prevailing high ...

Cheng Sokhorng

New cement plants to max out production capacity

Two large cement plants are expected to begin operations by the end of the year, according to a state official, who said the Kingdom has reached its limit for domestic cement production and the government will stop issuing new licences in order to protect dwindling ...

Cheng Sokhorng

No concrete solutions for cement shortage

Despite being home to several cement factories, real estate industry experts say Cambodia’s cement manufacturing sector has yet to fulfill demands of the fast developing building boom. ...

Siv Meng

Kampot cements its place in construction industry

Work started yesterday on Cambodia’s largest and most modern cement plant, which will be built in Kampot province with an investment of $262 million by Chip Mong Insee Cement. ...

Sum Manet

Chip Mong unit signs $262 deal for cement plant

A unit of domestic conglomerate Chip Mong Group, Chip Mong Insee Cement, has signed a partnership agreement with China’s CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. to build a $262 million cement plant in Kampot province, with construction slated to start next year.  ...

May Kunmakara

CITIC wins $262m contract for building cement plant in Cambodia

China’s leading cement equipment manufacturer and service provider CITIC Heavy Industries Company on Saturday secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from a Cambodian conglomerate to build a $262 million cement plant in Cambodia. ...

Xinhua News Staff

Siam cement moving to expand in Cambodia

Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate and the majority shareholder in Kampot Cement, Siam Cement Group (SCG), is expanding production capacity and diversifying its product line to tap opportunities in Cambodia’s “booming” construction industry, its president and CEO Kan Trakulhoon told Khmer Times late last week. ...

May Kunmakara

SCCC to take 40% of Cambodia firm

Siam City Cement (SCCC)’s board of directors has approved a 40-per-cent share in a joint-venture company in Cambodia, Chip Mong Cement Corporation, a first step in its strategy to take advantage of the upcoming Asean Economic Community. ...

The Nation News Staff

Thai cement giant to invest $300m in Cambodia

Thailand’s largest cement producer, Siam Cement Group (SCG), plans to invest up to $300 million to increase its production capacity in Cambodia over the next five years in a bid to take advantage of booming domestic demand, a company official said Monday. ...

Kang Sothear

Chinese firm acquires large stake in Kampot $100m cement factory

Chinese firm Huaxin Cement Co has purchased a 40 per cent stake in Cambodia Cement Chakrey Ting Factory Co, a cement-making factory currently under construction in Kampot province. Huaxin’s $24 million investment Cambodia Cement lifted the local factory’s working capital to $60 million, up from $32 ...

Chan Muyhong

Strike over late wages at factory

Workers at a Kampot province cement factory began striking yesterday, protesting late payment of their salaries for May. The 224 employees of Cambodia Cement Chakrey Ting Factory in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district said the company was supposed to pay them at the end of May but ...

Sen David

Return reps, upgrade paycheck, say strikers

More than 200 workers at a company connected to Thai firm K Cement downed tools yesterday and protested in front of the factory in Kampot province, demanding major pay increases and for fired unionists to be reinstated. Ty Yann, secretary of the Building and Wood Workers ...

Sen David

Kampot Cement Company workers on strike

About 200 workers employed by a sub-contractor of Kampot Cement Company went on strike for several hours Tuesday, demanding better wages as well as annual leave, a union representative said. “The reason they went on strike is that they want Banjamag company to implement five points” ...

Hay Pisey

Thai company shelves Kampot cement project

Thailand’s second-largest cement company has suspended a cement-plant project valued at about $200 million in Kampot province because of political uncertainty and better investment opportunities in Myanmar, according to a senior executive. Philippe Arto, the managing director of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC), said ...

Rann Reuy and May Kunmakara

SCG vows Asean coverage

Siam Cement Group (SCG), the country’s top industrial conglomerate, says its logistics unit will cover Asean and southern China within five years, partly through mergers and acquisitions. Kan Trakulhoon, the president and chief executive, said the expansion will accommodate growing regional trade under the Asean Economic ...


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