Santo Domingo. - The new president of Dominican Republic’s Cement Producers Association (ADOCEM) on Tuesday said the cement industry works in harmony with the nation’s growth potential, whose six million ton installed capacity meets the growing local demand for the next 20 years.
Carlos Gonzalez said the Dominican Republic’s growing housing and infrastructure demand poses the need to use its resources efficiently, and develop the local industry to compete globally.
The also president of Cemex Dominican Republic spoke during his inaugural for the post replacing Osvaldo Oller, and will head ADOCEM until 2014.
Gonzalez, who’s also heads Cemex infrastructure projects and housing for South America and Caribbean region, said higher cement production could be achieved through a government working jointly with productive sectors "which such as ours has shown the ability to invest, create jobs, take risks and boost other sectors closely linked to our industry."
He added that among their areas of work he’ll stress figure the promotion of new and more appropriate uses of cement in its various applications, and the encouragement of good practices, research and training.