The Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE) has expanded its Viacha cement plant, with an investment of US$35m.
The cement plant will double clinker, from 1000tpd to 2000tpd, reaching a production capacity of 2000 x 50kg cement bags per day. SOBOCE executives, local and religious authorities inaugurated the expansion of the plant. At the inauguration, the cement businessman, Samuel Doria Medina said: "In La Paz there are few investments, so we wanted to make a gift to this town and with this major investment of US$35m ensuring the provision of cement for the next five years," he said.
Having invested for better technology and increasing efficiency said it will not increase cement prices this year. “With this investment we will have the lowest price in South America and the cement will remain the input that rises the least in the construction industry " said Doria Medina.
The project was implemented in 21 months and in that time was generated 350 direct jobs per month, reaching peaks of 520 recruits a month, and about related indirect 1200 jobs in transportation, food, provision of work clothes, supplies and materials, among others.