The 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) of the D-8 held in Bali, Indonesia on 10-12 November 2008, agreed that Cement industry as one of the identified areas for cooperation under the industrial Cooperation of D-8. The 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) meeting held 0n 28  February 2010, in Tehran adopted the  Terms of Reference of the Taks Force on Cement as follows:

•The D-8 Member States to share their capabilities in the field of production of all types of cement as well as oil well cement and approved to expand their trade relationships in this field

•The D-8 Member States are expected to exchange experiences in the areas of  engineering consultancy, upgrading and capacity increase, feasibility study, plant design, supervision on procurement, supervision on machineries and industrial equipments installation, automation system, design, manufacturing and installation of electrical, electronics, measurements and mechanical systems, planning and project control, implementation of preventive maintenance and specialized training in the areas of cement

•Consultation regarding market, products and technologies in the areas of cement production

•Introduction of related projects through working teams and technical conferences and trainings

•D-8 Member States to minimize the pollution in cement industry through exchange of experiences

•D-8 Member States to use exhibition as a platform for improvement of inter- relationship and a way to improve performances 

•D- Member States to appoint the focal point in order to exchange their requirements and pave the way for further cooperation

  • Background
  • Activities

1.        In line with the initiation of Task Forces under WGIC, the proposal to identify the TFs was raised during the Fourth Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) on 10-12 November 2008, Bali-Indonesia. 

After having and intensive discussion and exchange of views, the meeting agreed to strengthen future cooperation through Task Forces:

1.Automotive (Coordinator: Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia)
2.Energy, Power Sector and Conservation (Coordinator: Turkey, Nigeria)
3.Food production through Mechanization (Coordinator: Malaysia) 
4.Cooperation/Transfer of Technology (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
5.Petrochemicals and Fertilizer (Coordinator: Indonesia, Iran)
6.Cement (Coordinator: Iran)
7.Steel (Coordinator: Iran)
8.Textile (Coordinator: Egypt, Indonesia)
9.Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights (Coordinator: Turkey, Iran)
10.SMEs (Coordinator: Turkey, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria)
11.Electronics and IT (Coordinator: Malaysia) 

D-8 Organization has successfully held the 2nd Industrial Ministerial Meeting and 6th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) during 4-6 October 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, to strengthen its industrial cooperation among member countries in order to find and secure opportunities for new investment and markets, with the recovery of the global economy continued robustly during the final months of 2010 and into early 2011.

D-8 has previously held its 1st Industrial Ministerial Meeting and the 5th Working Group on Industrial Cooperation (WGIC) in early 2010 in Tehran. At the Tehran Meeting D-8 has tried to utilize existing capacities in order to increase industrial cooperation within its ranks and improve its collective relative weight in the global industry. The “Tehran Declaration” provides a quite pragmatic approach to move in the direction of expanding industrial and technological cooperation amongst us. It also lays out a number of practical policies and measures towards increasing industrial and  market opportunities as well as financial resources.

This meeting designed to take stock of D-8’s collective performance thus far, analyze the situation with each and every Task Force it holds under the Working Group on Industry, and adopt a very objective and realistic approach to their future work, including with respect to the current mechanism of the coordination of Task Forces shared between and among a number of countries – which, in certain cases, might have not proved conducive to achieving the desired pace of dynamism and progress. The emphasize is being put on a number of Task Forces, for example Petrochemical/Fertilizer and Food Production Task Forces, which need to be accorded special attention, since they directly serve to increase food security for and within the D-8 community with almost 1 billion population and quite serious pockets of challenge in this field.

D-8 has had agreement with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on a Memorandum of Understanding covering a wide range of areas of development-related activities, with special emphasis on agriculture and food security. In this special meeting in Istanbul, and at the margins of the Ministerial Meeting, D-8 has also signed M.O.U. with ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization).

Outcomes of the Task Force on Cement of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 26-27 January 2015, Tehran, Iran are as follows:

-Exchange of commercial and technical information; and

-Dividing the target export cement market for better price and reducing the negative competition

Outcomes of the Task Force on Cement of the 5th Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation 09-11 May 2016, Cairo, Egypt are as follows:
•Establishment of Joint Cement Association comprising D-8 Cement Associations;

•Formation of Working Groups consisting of Executive Directors/CEOs of the D-8 Cement Association;

•Identifying focal points in all Member States for data and timely update;


Md. Salim Ullah
Sr. Asstt. Secretary
Ministry of Industries
Fax: +880 2 9563553


Ms. Shadya Qadry  
GM for International Agreement Department Industrial Development Authority
Ministry of Trade, Industries and SMEs
Fax: +202 253 703 37


Toeti Rahajoe
Ministry of Industry

Ir. Friddy Yuwono, MM
Deputy Director 
Ministry of Industry

Ashady Hanafie, S.Kom
Assistant Deputy Director 
Ministry of Industry

Muhammad Ardiansya, S.Kom
Ministry of Industry

Ph: +62 21 5255509 ext. 4003


Ms. Raja Noor Diana
Principal Assistant Director, Sectoral Policy Division, MITI
Tel: 603 – 6208 4606
Fax: 603 – 6211 2401


Mirza Nasir Baig


Ms. Tugba Albayrak
Industry and Technology Expert
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT)
Phone: +90 312 201 5523
Fax: +90 312 201 5564

Meetings so far held:

-1st D-8 Task Force Meeting on Cement (5 October 2011, Istanbul-Turkey) 

-2nd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Cement (8 October 2012, Dhaka- Bangladesh) 

-3rd D-8 Task Force Meeting on Cement (26-28 January 2015, Tehran-Iran)

-4th D-8  Task Force Meeting on Cement (09-11 May 2016, Cairo-Egypt)