Bolivia: Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) has reported that its cement plant project in Jeruyo, Caracollo is 35% complete. The state-run cement producer said that a Spanish-German consortium formed by Imasa, Polysius and Valoriza commenced civil works and installation of machinery in May 2015.
The project has an investment of US$306m. Testing is scheduled to start in late 2017 followed by final delivery of the plant in September 2018. The plant will have a cement production capacity of 1.3Mt/yr. Upon full operation the plant is expected to create 500 direct and 2000 indirect jobs.