Major shipment of cement due to arrive in Antigua

Major shipment of cement due to arrive in Antigua
Published: 25 January 2006

A shipment of 1200t of cement for the local market and the construction of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium at North Sound will arrive in Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday from Trinidad and Tobago according to local news sources.

Ambassador Sir David Shoul who, along with Trade Coordinator Dr. Clarence Henry, recently negotiated a constant supply of cement from Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), outlined that the company is fulfilling its commitment to assist Antigua and Barbuda in ensuring that the current construction boom is maintained and that there is a steady supply of cement for the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

He noted that in addition to the 1200t of cement that will arrive on Wednesday, a further 4000t is expected next week, followed by a continuous supply of the commodity on a weekly basis.

“We were able to negotiate significant reductions in the price of cement for the construction of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and the company has given us a commitment to maintaining the current price structure for the local market,” Ambassador Shoul pointed out.

Shoul and Henry were also able to negotiate with Trinidad Cement Limited an average of 4000t each month to the Antigua and Barbuda market and the establishment of a security stock pile of 1000t of cement for the stadium project.