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Rising cement production

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A cement factory in Kompot Province.

Rising cement production

Four licensed cement factories in the Kingdom produced 3.6 million tonnes for local consumption in the first nine months of the year. Another two will activate their production lines by the end of the year, said the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.

The ministry said total production from the four factories was 3,671,416 tonnes.

They were Kampot Cement with 2.21 million tonnes, Cambodia Cement Chakrey Ting Factory Co, Ltd (1.22 million tonnes), Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (0.119 million tonnes) and Battambang Conch Cement Company Limited (0.11 million tonnes).

The two new cement factories which will complete construction by the end of the year are Southern Cement (Cambodia) Co, Ltd and Thai Boon Rong (Cement), said Hort Pheng, the director of the Industrial Affairs Department at the ministry.

“The production now is 3.6 million tonnes which will increase once the two other companies produce at the end of year,” said the director of Industrial Affairs of the ministry, Hort Pheng.

Battambang Conch Cement company, a joint venture between Conch International Holding (HK) Limited and Battambang KT Cement Co Ltd, officially inaugurated its $230 million factory in Battambang province in June this year.

It has a total daily production capacity of 5,000 tonnes. The company’s CEO, Vinh Hour, said the cement industry currently supplies approximately 70 per cent of market needs.

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