Cement Bags

Setting the Record Straight Once and For All “THERE IS NO CEMENT MONOPOLY IN SARAWAK”

MEDIA STATEMENT

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:

  1. 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.
  1. There is no cement monopoly in Sarawak, any industry players are free to trade / produce / manufacture at any time.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

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