Cement makers in the north will supply 12-12.5 million tons to the southern region to meet increasing demand there, the deputy head of the Construction Materials Management Department has said.
|The southern region has an increasing appetite for cement|
Dr. Vo Quang Diem added that to move such a large quantity, production, storage, and transportation plans must be made carefully.
Southern demand for cement has accounted for 38-40 percent of the country total in recent years.
The region is estimated to need 17.5-18 million tons this year but its five cement plants can only produce 5.5 million tons.