Mon State Cement Plant

Thai cement giant tackles Mon coal fears

Date of Release: 
Feb 8 2016

Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a joint venture between SCG and Pacific Link Cement Industries, is building a US$400 million cement plant in Mon State, due to open in mid-2016.

To power the project, the company is building a coal-fired power plant in the compound, which has raised concerns among the local community.

U Kaysara, head monk at the nearby Kun Ngan Village monastery said the plant was nearing completion but that the company had not given any information to local residents.

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Mon State Cement Plant Nearing Completion amid Ongoing Opposition

Date of Release: 
Feb 20 2016

RANGOON — A Thai-backed cement factory under construction in Mon State is on track to begin operations in mid-2016, the company said this week, despite ongoing opposition from locals over the presence of a coal-fired power plant on the site.

The factory in Kyaikmayaw Township, situated near the Zami River—an important water source for at least five villages in the area—is owned by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG).

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