Butra HeidelbergCement (BHC), the producer of Brunei Cement, has reduced the price of its cement in the country by $5 per metric tonne, effective 9 February 2021.
While being highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and slowing economy, the company is still making the move to lower its cement price in the country, according to its commercial manager, Clement Lai.
“We believe we must take this step to spur and support the construction industry, and the nation as a whole”, he said.
As the sole local manufacturer of cement, BHC has consistently supplied high-quality cement to cater to the demand of the country and strives to continue this obligation with this initiative.
BHC is also working closely with relevant government agencies towards lowering the cost of construction materials during this difficult time.
The price reduction, Lai added, will help the construction market as it will be directly benefiting the local contractors and consumers alike.
Available at retailers across the four districts, this price reduction will be cascaded and enjoyed by end-users, especially those who buy the 50kg bagged cement.
To further stabilise the cement price in the country, BHC is also promoting a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for its 50kgs bagged cement.
The current RRP is $7 per bag in the Brunei-Muara district while Tutong, Belait and Temburong districts are set at $7.25 per bag.
“The difference in RRP among the districts is due to the transportation cost with cement being sizable in its weightage,” said the commercial manager.
The RRP will help consumers to make more informed decisions when purchasing cement at the retailers of their choice, he concluded.
BHC has contributed to building the foundation of the nation since 1996 through the provision of locally-produced cement with great quality and better strength.
With a production capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year, BHC is more than capable of meeting the demands of the nation. – Analisa Amu
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN