SCG enters business start-up sphere

Yuttana Jiamtragan, vice president for corporate administration, said SCG’s corporate venture capital arm, AddVentures, would enable the conglomerate to diversify and strengthen its innovation portfolio through investment in and collaboration with regional and global start-ups, allowing SCG to improve its competitiveness in the digital age. ...

SCG to use clean coal tech for Mon State plant

Thailand cement company, Siam Cement Group wants to continue using coal for its cement factory in Kyaikmaraw township, Mon State and has given its assurance that the coal plant will use clean coal technology so as not to affect the environment. Mawlamyine Cement Limited managing ...

Innovative products in focus as SCG mulls new investments in EEC

Siam Cement Group is studying expanding in the Eastern Economic Corridor through three core businesses – petrochemicals, packaging, and building materials – with the focus on innovative products. “We are looking at the incentives and the infrastructure around the project before making a decision on ...

Third cement factory for Thai giant

Siam Cement Group, Thailand’s largest conglomerate, is tapping into Cambodia’s booming construction sector and opening its third cement plant in Battambang province next year. Governor of Battambang province Chan Sophal told Khmer Times that SCG, a majority shareholder in Kampot Cement, started construction on the ...

Govt gives green light to Vientiane province cement production

The government has agreed to allow Vientiane Hongshi Saythirath Cement Co., Ltd to excavate lime and construct a cement factory in Vientiane province after the developer completed feasibility studies. The agreement was signed in Vientiane on October 12 on behalf of the government by Deputy Minister of ...

Gov’t urged to install technical barriers to filter FDI projects

Consultants and experts have recommended that Vietnam take measures to prevent foreign-invested projects from using outdated technologies, causing pollution and consuming national resources. First, oil refineries. The projects licensed so far in the field have total capacity of up to 50-60 million tons. It is estimated ...

Thailand becomes ‘King of Cement’ in Vietnam

Thailand based Siam City Cement Public Company has agreed to purchase a 65% stake in cement manufacturer Holcim Vietnam HVL from French headquartered LafargeHolcim, according to an SCCC statement. HVL currently operates one integrated plant and four grinding plants with an annual cement capacity of 6.3 ...

Cement suppliers all set for Laos-China railway

Senior officials have advised the Lao Vangvieng Cement Plant to produce sufficient supplies of cement in preparation for construction of the Laos-China railway. Vangvieng Cement Plant Deputy Director, Mr Chanthay Vongnakhone, told the press on 16 July that their three plants at Vangvieng were quite capable of ...

Authorities visit disputed coal power plant in Mon State

Authorities in Mon State for the first time visited a Thai cement factory where a coal power plant was built without informing locals or authorities, said local sources. The Mawlamyine Cement Limited factory officers said that they intended to use coal power if the government could ...

Mon armed group seeks talks with prospective investors

Nai Win Hla, an executive committee member of the New Mon State Party, said Mawlamyine Cement Limited inked a deal with the Mon State government in Myanmar to build a cement factory, and then built a coal-fired power plant inside the compound without local residents’ knowledge. ...

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