Adocem: RD in queue of countries that waste paving with concrete

The president of the Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (Adocem), Félix González, reported this Wednesday that the Dominican Republic is in the queue of countries that do not take advantage of the incorporation of concrete pavements.

During the presentation of the study “Impact of the cement industry in the Dominican economy”González stressed that the country still does not prioritize the use of concrete for this purpose, despite the fact that it has innumerable environmental and economic benefits.

In that sense, he explained that paving with this material saves fuel, has less conservation and maintenance costs during its useful life.

“In terms of innovation, you will hear us saying, insistently, at every opportunity that comes our way, to mention the possible incorporation of cement and concrete in highways and local roads, however, despite all the benefits that these provide, both environmental and economic, the Dominican Republic is at the bottom in the construction of concrete pavements; while in Europe and the United States this solution is highly developed”, said González.

González stressed that the existence of adequate, modern and quality infrastructure shows the strength of a nation, which is why he considered it essential “for the growth of the economy as a whole.

Contributions of this industry to the Dominican economy

The published research showed that the cement industry of the Dominican Republic makes important contributions to the country’s economy, through the generation of jobs, both direct and indirect, the revitalization of other productive sectors that supply the industry, and through the chain with other downstream sectors (distribution and sales).

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The study “Impact of the cement industry on the Dominican economy” reflected that the cement industry of the Dominican Republic makes important contributions to the country’s economy, through the generation of jobs, both direct and indirect, the revitalization of other productive sectors that supply the industry, and through linkages with other downstream sectors (distribution and sales).

Economist Roberto Despradel highlighted the more than 1,976 direct jobs with annual salaries that exceed RD$1,300 million.

Adding the direct, indirect, and induced jobs in the production and sale of cement, the sector affects more than 30 thousand jobs.

Likewise, the study reflected the important fiscal contribution made by the sector to the Dominican State, receiving some RD$8,149 million annually directly. And indirectly, through the different linkages, the cement industry contributes more than RD$8,000 millionin tax contributions.

In local purchases of goods and services, the cement industry invested RD$21,851.90 millionin 2021, highlighted Despradel.

In total, the Dominican cement industry contributed RD$43,000 million to the local economy in 2021, representing the 0.8% contribution to its development.

 

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