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 […]

SCG to open Yangon showroom in May

Large Thai firm Siam Cement Group (SCG) will open its first Myanmar showroom at 10 Mile in May, according to its country director Chana Poomee. It aims to showcase products to its partners and dealers, while architects, developers and home owners will be able to explore a variety of building materials, he said at a […]

Flavoured life for expats in Myanmar

Some foreigners may be fretting about living in Myanmar. Being one of the poorest countries in the world and having just reopened to the world a few years ago, the country was believed to be in a terrible state. Three expats interviewed by Myanmar Eleven, however, think differently. They have a high opinion of the […]

Thai cement giant starts work on Mon State plant

Thailand’s largest cement producer has begun work on its first factory in Myanmar, aiming to open doors on the facility as soon as the second quarter 2016. Siam Cement Group has been exporting to Myanmar for over two decades, but the August 2013 announcement to build a plant in Mawlamyine, Mon State marks the first […]

Pro 1 Home Center – One Stop Service for building and construction materials

As a country’s economy grows, so does its need for a better infrastructure, and with it there also comes a greater demand for building materials. Pro 1 Home Center was brought into being to meet those infrastructural needs of Myanmar’s developing economy. The following is what U Myo Htwe, Managing Director of the Center, said […]

Yangon hardware store sets up shop

The country’s first modern construction supply warehouse for home owners and construction companies is now open for business in Yangon. The shop, Pro1 Home Center, opened its doors in Insein township on January 7, boasting an extensive stock of construction materials and international brands from roofing to flooring and various high-quality SCG products. U Myo […]

Siam Cement Group to invest in greenfield cement plant in Myanmar

Siam Cement Group yesterday said it would invest Bt12.4 billion for its first integrated greenfield cement plant in Myanmar to serve the rising demand in that market. Kan Trakulhoon, president and chief executive of SCG, said the board of directors approved the investment to construct its first fully integrated cement plant in Myanmar under that […]

Thailand SCG’s cement plant likely to get board nod from board

SIAM CEMENT GROUP’S board of directors is expected in August to approve a plan to invest US$420 million (Bt13.15 billion) in a new cement plant in Myanmar, indicating its confidence in the economic potential of Asean. “Despite concerns of lower economic growth in Asean, we’re still confident that it’s a promising region. In August, the […]