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CEMEX announces plans to expand operations in the Dominican Republic

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World Cement,

CEMEX has announced that it expects to recommission one of its production lines at its plant in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, which could imply a 33% increase in its production capacity in the country. This increase would boost the cement industry's self-sufficiency and would strengthen CEMEX Dominicana's position to serve the growth of the construction sector in the Caribbean.

CEMEX anticipates that reactivating line 1 of the San Pedro de Macoris plant will increase its existing clinker production capacity by more than 500 000 metric tons per year, implementing state-of-the-art technologies to improve efficiency and remaining aligned with international environmental standards.

The planned reactivation of line 1, currently scheduled for the last quarter of 2021, is part of CEMEX Dominicana's growth plan, seeking to strengthen its capacity to respond to the local market's demand as that of the export market, maintaining its firm commitment to the quality of service it provides to the Caribbean construction sector.

"At CEMEX Dominicana, we reiterate our commitment to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic, in the context of boosting the national economy, aiming with these investment plans to reduce the need for imports, promote local industry, and contribute to the generation of employment in the country," said José Antonio Cabrera, Director of CEMEX Dominicana.

Currently, CEMEX Dominicana supplies more than two million metric tons of cement and clinker to the Dominican and export markets, the capacity of which is expected to increase with the reactivation plans for line 1.

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