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Phnom Penh: A senior Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy has claimed that Cambodia now has almost no cement output in its own. Import from abroad as before for domestic supply.
Ye Monyrath, director general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, confirmed at a press conference this morning that the Kingdom is now in a position to do so. Self-cementing for domestic consumption without the need of foreign suppliers. That is, there is no need to spend money on cement.
He said the results of the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 2019 would allow businesses to build mining Satisfied with the needs of Cambodia, they are rich in sand and stone, a raw material for development Infrastructure.
He said the result of the ministry's decision was to allow and operate about 8 million cement factories with a production capacity. Tons per year. Therefore, the production of 5 cement in Cambodia can supply almost 100% of the total demand in the country where the product is If we talk about 2006 or 2007, Cambodia is completely dependent on foreign imports. “We now have a cement factory serving the country's demand.”
At the same time, he said, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has done important work as we transform mineral resources into National Development ៕