Paraguay: Jorge Mendez, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC), has said that the Senate has passed a bill for the use of domestically-produced cement in road works carried out by the government. The bill now needs final approved from the government, according to La Nacion newspaper. If approved, the Ministry of Public Works and Communications is expected to build 15% of its works with locally produced cement from 2018, before gradually increasing this to 30% subsequently.
The cement producer has assured the government that it can meet the demand. It also expects to be able to double its cement production in October 2017 with the launch of a new cement grinding plant at Villeta.