Foreign workers at Mon cement plant in hot water over registration

The Kyaikmaraw Immigration Department has charged five foreigners in the township with violating visa regulations after they failed to report 11 of their colleagues’ initial arrival to local immigration authorities. The five foreigners – four Chinese and one Thai citizen – are currently employed at Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a cement factory under construction in […]

Mon State Cement Plant Nearing Completion amid Ongoing Opposition

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 […]

Thai cement giant tackles Mon coal fears

Siam Cement Group has invited a number of monks to visit its plant in Thailand, as part of the company’s efforts to ease local concerns about a coal-burning plant that will power its new cement factory in Kyaikmaraw, Mon State. Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a joint venture between SGC and Pacific Link Cement Industries, is […]