The Regional Autonomous Corporation of Antioquia approved a modification of CEMEX Colombia’s environmental license for its planned $420 million cement plant in Maceo, Antioquia. The modification will allow the extraction of 990,000 tons of materials (clay and limestone) and the production of up to 1.5 million metric tons of cement annually.
“The modification of the environmental license is a milestone that allows us to resume work to make this project a reality, through which it is expected that we will offer our materials for infrastructure and housing works in the country more efficiently,” said Alejandro Ramírez, president of CEMEX Colombia and Peru.
The authorization represents an important step forward for the project, allowing CEMEX to continue with pending activities to be able to start operations, such as the construction of the access road to the plant; completion of pending actions of the project; and the commissioning of the cement plant.
CEMEX Colombia also said it was committed to expand and adapt habitats’ fauna and flora, and to enrich and restore areas that support biodiversity. The company will also continue to generate activities that improve employment, and the general welfare of the community, seeking to contribute to the economic and social development of Maceo.