Holcim Bulgaria has decided to halt clinker production at its plants in Pleven and the village of Beli Izvor in the region of Vratsa, the company said in a press release on Monday.
Some 90 workers will be laid off. The company will take all measures to cushion the effects.
The management blames its decision on the plunge in cement demand and the import of cheap cement from Turkey.
Production lines in Pleven will be halted for indefinite time and those in Beli Izvor for at least a month. In both plants production and dispatching of cement from available clinker will continue.