Clinker plant: Study needed
Published on: Friday, August 23, 2019
By: Ottey Peter
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KOTA KINABALU: A study is needed to look into ways of mitigating the environmental impact of the proposed construction of a clinker plant in Sabah, says Deputy Chief Minister cum State Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau (pic).

He said the clinker-making process produces a lot of carbon dioxide emission, which can cause pollution.

“The environmental impact of cement production is significant. We need to consider the surrounding areas and make sufficient preparations before we can build the plant.

“I have asked the Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco) and Cement Industries Sabah Sdn Bhd (CIS) to look into various technologies which can be used to address this issue,” Tangau told reporters when visiting CIS, here, Thursday.

It was reported on Aug 6 that the State Government plans to build a clinker plant in the State to ensure long-term supply of clinkers in the State.

He was reported saying that at present, clinker, the main raw material used in cement production, was imported from Peninsular Malaysia and abroad.

Also present were CIS Chairman Terrence Siambun and General Manager Sumardi Mohd Yusof.


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