Cemento Cerro Azul to begin production
Representatives from Frente de Trabajadores Socialistas de Cemento have confirmed that the Cemento Cerro Azul plant will begin production in mid-November. The plant will have a production capacity of 1 million tpa. The company plans to double the capacity by 1Q14. The plant, located in the state of Monagas, provides 400 jobs and will generate 2000 indirect jobs. The cement produced at the plant will contribute towards Venezuela's Great Housing Mission (La Gran Mision Vivienda Venezuela), as well as infrastructure projects in the country. This is based on agreement signed under Mr. Ch+ivez, with several Iranian companies. The work will help stimulate production levels in the Venezuelan cement industry.