Indonesia: Lafarge is planning to build a new cement plant in Langkat district in North Sumatra. The USD406m, 1.5Mt/yr plant is expected to be open for business by 2015. The head of North Sumatra Mines and Energy Office, Iskandarsyah, said "No license has been issued for Lafarge which will build cement plants in Kuala and Bahorok, Langkat." The head of the North Sumatra provincial Industry and Trade office, T Nilfan Shahari reitterated earlier announcements that new cement plants were welcome in the region.
The 300 hectares for the cement plant which will be located in Parit Bindu village, Kuala sub-district. 73 hectares are in Batu Katak village, Bahorok sub-district and another 227 hectares in Batu Katak Bahorok village, which is rich in natural limestone.