Cemex Latam Holdings inaugurated a new cement grinding plant in Clemencia in Bolivar, Colombia. Output from the 0.45Mta works is expected to supply projects in the Caribbean coastal area.
The plant, which will produce three types of cement (for general purposes, for structural use and for use in marine environments), is located on a 10ha site.
"Our vision is to promote the development of Colombia with building solutions that generate welfare people. The country must increase its cement consumption by 50 per cent, as it is a market of 10.5Mta and 215kg per capita per year," said CEO of Cemex Latam Holdings, Carlos Jacks.
With the new plant, Cemex underlines its intention to play a key role in the region, which is an important area in Colombia's construction market.
Moreover, the new plant will bring much-needed employment in Clemencia. According to the Minister of Housing and City Planning, Luis Felipe Henao, one of the challenges the government has been lowering unemployment. "The only way to bring development to Clemencia is generating new jobs , is creating a new industry. A Clemencia arriving progress hand of the Governor , the Mayor and hand to the company."