China Shuangji Cement, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSGJ) ("China Shuangji" or the "Company"), a leading producer of high-quality Portland cement in Shandong and Hainan Provinces in the People's Republic of China (PRC), announced that its Dongfang cement plant on Hainan Island, which it previously announced was on a published list of more than 2,000 production lines across China that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) wanted to phase out due to concerns over outmoded production methods, has been granted a long-term extension of its operating license until after a new state of the art 2,000,000 MT cement plant is completed and fully operational.
"We have been working closely with both the Hainan government and PRC national authorities to resolve this matter so that it is mutually beneficial for all our stakeholders including our shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers, and also the people and businesses of Hainan Province who depend on our high quality cement for their construction needs. Everyone is very pleased by this outcome," said Mr. Wenji Song, Chairman and President of China Shuangji Cement, Ltd. "Under this agreement, we will be able to keep our Dongfang production line open, which has a current annual capacity of 500,000 MT, until after we have constructed a new modern cement plant." Mr. Song added, "We are presently negotiating with several banks and commercial funders to secure interest only loans for the money needed to build this new plant and are confident that we will be able to secure the funds on commercially competitive terms."
Mr. Song continued, "Hainan Province is growing rapidly and has gained significant strength and prosperity with many new real estate projects and infrastructures projects being planned. Once completed, this new, state-of-the-art 2,000,000 MT cement facility in Dongfang, Hainan Province, will have an annual capacity 4 times greater than the capacity of the present plant. This will greatly assist us in our goal to become one of the top suppliers of high-grade bulk cement in China."
Once this new plant is online and fully operational, China Shuangji's total annual production run rate will be roughly 4,500,000 tons which would roughly equate to $180 million in sales and about $15 million in profits.