Cement industry of Vietnam Status and Prospective. (Paper for CMT’s 9th Asia Cement Markets conference) 19-20th April 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam Presented by Chairman of VNCA NGUYEN VAN THIEN.
(Paper for CMT’s 9th Asia Cement Markets conference)
19-20th April 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam
Presented by Chairman of VNCA
NGUYEN VAN THIEN
To meet the above-mentioned estimations over recent 10 years (1996-2005) cement industry in Vietnam has continuously developing and modernising considerably in terms of technology, dimensions and structure.
Most current cement factories use dry method of technology. Except small vertical shaft kiln cement factories with backward technology and equipment, all rotary kiln cement factories have capacity of 1.4 to 2.3 million tons/year with the same level of technology and equipment to those of other cement industries in the South East Asia.
Based upon the socio-economic targets approved by Vietnam National Assembly for the period of 2006-2010 which are as follows:
1. It is necessary to develop the transport and communication in sync with cement projects, especially the sea and land transport. Following preliminary calculations at present, annual transportation of clinker and cement by sea from the North to the Central and the South is about 3 million tons, but by 2010 the transportation volume of them by sea and river from the North to the South will be increased to 5-6 million tons.
2.There should be radical and active measures to protect environment and ecology at factories and vicinity areas, especially the factories having been operational before 2000 need measures to up-grade smoke and dust filtering system to meet criteria of Environment Law.
2. By 2010 there will be totally 40 rotary kiln cement factories (capacity of each from 1 to 2 million tons/year) put into operation (excluding vertical shaft kiln cement factories and small scale cement grinding stations). Especially in some provinces such as Hanam, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh… there will be cluster of cement factories. For those localities transport, communication, environment polution are issues to be treated immediately from now on.
4. Another most important problem to Vietnam cement industry for the time being is to enhance the competitiveness. This issue should be taken into consideration right from the outset of preparation for investment decisions covering technology, equiment, investment rates, profits, production cost, sale price, product consumption possibilities, capital recovery plan etc. These are the basic elements to be decisive to plants after construction and entry into operation which can be competitive enough with, first of all, local cement factories and then, imported cement.
Presented by Nguyen Van Thien
Chairman of VNCA