Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cement factory sets sights on 5K tonnes a day

Cement factory sets sights on 5K tonnes a day

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen and first lady Bun Rany preside over a inauguration ceremony for a cement factory in Battambang province on Thursday. facebook

Cement factory sets sights on 5K tonnes a day

The Battambang Conch Cement Company Ltd officially inaugurated its $230 million factory in Battambang province on Thursday. It will have a total production capacity of 5,000 tonnes per day.

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the ceremony in Rattanak district, where the factory is sited on 316 hectares.

Construction will take 18 months to complete.

The company is a joint venture between Conch International Holding (HK) Limited and Battambang KT Cement Co Ltd.

The company’s CEO, Vinh Hour, said that with this factory, and the others already operating in the Kingdom, market needs will be met by domestic supply.

“Our cement factory, together with others in the industry, can supply the market’s needs and compete with imported cement on quality and price,” Hour said.

Currently, cement costs $90 per tonne. However, Hour said he was optimistic that the price will decrease to $75 per tonne with the increase in domestic supply.

With the new cement factory, there are now a total of four operating in the Kingdom. They have a combined annual production capacity of seven million tonnes, Hun Sen said on his Facebook page.

“[Cement factories] are required for the people . . . [with] Cambodia developing on the growth of construction such as schools.

“Cambodia will not only supply cement for the domestic market, but also export it to the international market,” he said.

The Battambang Conch Cement Company, he said, will supply cement to a number of provinces, including Pursat, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap.

The factory is among six licensed cement facilities in the country. The others are Kampot Cement, Cambodia Cement Chakrey Ting, Mong Insee Cement Corporation, Thai Boon Rong Cement, and Southern Cement Cambodia.

The latter two are in the construction phase.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia voted ‘world’s friendliest country’ in Rough Guides reader poll

    Cambodia ranked number one among the “World’s Friendliest Countries”, according to a reader poll conducted by London-based international website “Rough Guides”. Taking submissions through Twitter and Facebook, “Rough Guides”, a well-known travel agency and publisher of guidebooks, said the Kingdom “was by far the

  • S’ville set to turn into ‘second Shenzhen’

    The Ministry of Economy and Finance has awarded a master plan consultancy contract to top Chinese institute for the development and transformation of Preah Sihanouk province into a “Model Multi-Purpose Special Economic Zone”, Southeast Asia’s next logistics and resort hub and innovation centre. The