INC to import 80,000t of clinker, Paraguay

INC to import 80,000t of clinker, Paraguay
Published: 30 April 2012


Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will rise this week to the Public Procurement website’s invitation to bid, with an auction to buy 80,000t of clinker imports. This is the second call for tenders for purchase of imported clinker, since the former was declared void because the offers that had exceeded the budget of the state company.

INC President, Edgar Acosta explained that while the company has 30,000t of domestic production in stock the problem is the limited transport capacity, as the clinker produced in Vallemí (Concepción region) and must be taken to Villeta (Central).

In addition, Mr Acosta said the company will need to produce higher volumes especially in the second half of this year, as the construction sub-sector is expected to increase demand from July.

Currently, the INC is providing an average of 33,800 bags of cement per day, still below full capacity (between 50,000 and 55,000 bags).

(Source: ABC Color, Paraguay).