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19 local cement plants produce up to 9 million tonnes of cement per year

NATIONAL NEWS

Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than presided over a virtual coordination meeting to increase production of cement yesterday.
During the meeting, the Union Minister said there were cement plants in Thayet, Kyangin and Hpa-an townships until 2000. Currently, the country has 19 cement plants, and although they produce from seven million to nine million tonnes of cement per year, and so, it has to import about one million tonnes of cement per year.
It should make efforts to produce cement, which is essential for the construction work, with minimal energy consumption and to minimize the impacts on the environment and social interest. It also needs to meet the fixed standards.
The local cement millers should openly discuss regarding their difficulties in their operations.
Then, the attendees to the meeting discussed the norms of the cement plants, market shares, fuel related matters and other arrangements not to affect the environment.—MNA

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