English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Business
UPDATED: 17:05, January 26, 2006
Cambodia starts building largest cement factory
font size    

Cambodia's Kampot Cement factory, the largest cement producer in the country, started construction on Thursday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the grand breaking ceremony at Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province, about 143 km southwest of capital Phnom Penh.

High standard cement production will be started when its factory construction finished by end of next year. The Annual production capacity of cement is estimated at 900,000 tons to serve domestic demand and lower dependence on importation.

A 300 million U.S. dollar joint venture between Thailand's Siem Cement and the local company Khaou Chully MKK Co., the factory will employ up to 400 workers.

Cambodia currently needs 1.5 million tons of cement annually and the figure is expected to grow to 2 million tons this year, said Khaou Phallaboth, vice chairman of Khaou Chully.

The country spent around 105 million U.S. dollars to import cement in 2004 and 140 million dollars in 2005, he said.

"By 2008, locally produced cement will be sold to the market instead of imported cement," he said.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Venezuela to invest 220 million dollars to build cement plant with Iran

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved