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New line launched at Bolivia’s Coboce Cemento

World Cement,

Local Bolivian media were invited to take part in the launch of Coboce Cemento’s new line this week. Construction of the new cement line began three years ago and represents an investment of more than US$100 million. State-of-the-art technology has been used at the plant, which is located in Irpa Irpa, some 65 km from Cochabamba.

Previously, high demand had led to the import of clinker from Peru, Korea, Argentina and Brazil but the new plant will produce both cement and clinker, helping to meet local demand. Coboce Cemento currently supplies the domestic market with around 25 000 bags of cement a day, which will increase to 70 000 bags with the launch of the new line.

Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham.

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