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The Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) produced 100 thousand tons of cement in January-February 2007, 17% up on the year, a company representative told Interfax.

The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 9,500 tons, the source specified.

The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 14.6 thousand tonnes of lime (52% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.

In January-February the company manufactured BYR 11.4 billion worth of goods, or 13.2% up on the corresponding period of 2006. Cement accounted for 88% of commodities produced by BCP.

Over the period in question the company exported 10 thousand tonnes of cement, a 17% increase on the year, with most of exports channelled to the Russian Federation.

As of March 1 the finished goods inventory made 1.7% on the monthly output, the limit being 20%.

The Belarusian Cement Plant is heavily involved in preparatory works for installing a new furnace. With the new furnace made operational in 2007, the company will be in a position to boost cement output by 500 thousand tonnes. The projected is funded by bank loans, innovation funds of the Ministry of Architecture and Housing Construction and the company’s own assets.

By now they have tied in the project as much as BYR 784 million in capital investments, the source said.

The company was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,450 persons.

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