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Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) is about to commission a second cement-making furnace, Vice Director Ivan Dren told Interfax.

In his words, the furnace that will be commissioned by December 20 is expected to boost the annual capacity of the plant by 200,000 tonnes of cement.

In January-November 2007 the plant invested over BYR 13 billion in the modernization of production facilities, or 18.3% up on the year.

Over the period in question the company produced BYR 101.9 billion worth of commodities, or 10% up on the year. In January-November the BCP turned out 850,500 tonnes of cement, or 6.2% up.

The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 136,000 tons (15.2% up), the source specified.

The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 95.7 thousand tonnes of lime (18.6% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.

Cement accounted for 92% of commodities produced by BCP.

In natural terms the company exported 107,700 tonnes of cement. 89% of the exports fell on the Russian Federation, the rest was exported to the Baltic States, the source specified.

As of December 1 the finished goods inventory made 15.4% on the monthly output, the limit being 30%. According to the source, the BCP's domestic sales rose by 11.4% on the year.

The Belarusian Cement Plant was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,450 persons.



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