Economy October 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Dominican plants produced US$333.3 in cement to Jul.(Correct)

Cemex plant, San Pedro

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican Republic’s cement plants produced 5.2 million metric tons of cement, valued at RD$16.0 billion (US$333.3 million) the fist half this year, which accounts for the sector’s impact on the country’s economy.

Dominican Portland Cement Producers Association (Adocem) president, Raiza Rodríguez, provided t e figures in her speech to open the seminar ‘Technological innovations as a differentiator in the construction industry,’ hosted by the Dominican Cement Institute (Indocon) and Adocem.

She called on the government and all organizations and entities linked to industry, to support the sector’s push to innovative, and create awareness of the important role that the competitiveness factor plays on the companies in the context of globalized markets.

Rodríguez said the cement industry, from its inception, has been a fundamental pillar in the construction sector’s growth, contributing with economic development.

In that regard, Indocon president Luis Sabater Núñez, highlighted the progress made by concrete companies that only commercialize certified industrial concrete, as a result of the joint work with government agencies and local universities.

“In fact, its future impact can be weighed by knowing the preference of concrete in the manufacture of housing, a sector that must meet a growing housing deficit, and an unmet real demand that exceeds 250,000 units in Greater Santo Domingo alone,” added Sabater.

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