Kuching (Sarawak), Friday, 13 July 2018 – In response to the erroneous and fictitious statements to the media and to the DUN Assembly by Pujut Assemblyman Ting Tiong Choon, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd said:
- The accusation that CMS has a cement monopoly in Sarawak has been raised countless times in the last few years and these accusations are as baseless now as they were previously.
- There is no cement monopoly in Sarawak, any industry players are free to trade / produce / manufacture at any time.
- Many cement industry players have conducted viability studies into opening their own facilities in Sarawak but have found that the cost to set-up the required facilities / production lines / staffing / State-wide haulage is not financially viable, given the size of the State and its challenging terrain.
- The decision of the cement industry players to not set-up operations in Sarawak has nothing to do with CMS Cement Sdn Bhd and nor does it have anything to do with them being unable to garner licenses.