The participants in the Third Conference on Cement Industry Technology 2021, at the conclusion of its work today, recommended the necessity of attracting competencies, building qualified and trained Syrian cadres in the field of cement industry, creating an incubating legislative environment for this sector, using alternative energy, and developing laws regulating the investment process.
The participants called for developing solutions to strengthen the competitiveness of the national product in terms of diversity and price, giving importance to occupational safety and industrial security, rehabilitating old factories and updating Syrian standards to be in line with international standards.
She pointed out the importance of shedding light on technological developments and scientific research in the cement industry of all kinds and focusing on solutions that serve to improve its environmental reputation and its commercial and competitive future.
Wei Qinang, a project manager for a Chinese company specialized in the field of cement, described in a statement to SANA the conference as very successful and added new ideas regarding the cement industry, pointing out that the project that his company is working on in the Abu Shamat area will produce about 6,500 tons per day of cement.
From Jordan, Al-Haytham Al-Khanash, General Manager of the Engineering Investments Company, pointed out that Syria has various investment opportunities in the field of cement industry and reconstruction, pointing out that his company represents a group of foreign companies and can provide studies for public and private sector companies to develop their work mechanisms and implement new projects.
From the Sultanate of Oman, Saud Ali Rawahi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of a company working in the cement industry, said that the conference was an opportunity to meet with Syrian businessmen and to transfer and exchange experiences related to building cement factories, considering that the cement industry in Syria has a promising future.
Engineer Hussein Ibrahim Pasha, a former international expert and consultant in the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, pointed out the importance of intensifying the activities that support the development of the cement industry, pointing out that Syria possesses the raw materials needed for this industry of all kinds.
Director of the industrial zone in Umm Zaytoun in As-Suwayda Governorate, Alaa Muhammad Abu Ammar, explained in a similar statement that the governorate owns the fifth industrial cluster in Syria in terms of area, which can receive any project for the cement industry. Solar energy will be partially invested soon.
The three-day conference discussed working papers and presentations on modern technologies in the field of cement industry and reducing its impact on the environment, with the participation of experts and representatives of companies from several countries, including China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Switzerland and the Sultanate of Oman.
Tarek El-Sayed and Wahiba Sleiman