CMS plant at Pending, Kuching

KUCHING: Local cement manufacturer, Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) yesterday assured that cement supply in the state would be sufficient starting today.

CMS group managing director, Datuk Isaac Lugun, said an adequate supply of cement was being prepared for distribution to the market effective today and not after Gawai Dayak as rumoured.

He was responding to claims of inadequate cement supply statewide after the construction sector was allowed to resume work earlier this month.

Isaac said the operations of CMS’ subsidiaries would be in full swing today.

“The CMS group realises its responsibility to provide an uninterrupted supply of cement to Sarawak. In line with this, our business continuity plan mandates that we always have a minimum reserve stock of cement in our silos.

“Given that construction activities were not allowed during the movement control order (MCO), this stock remains untouched and we are ready to meet the demand for cement once our operations commence,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Isaac said there should not be any supply issues, adding that Sarawak’s main centres of economic activities, namely Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, as well as the emerging places would have enough cement.