Belarusian Cement Plant (BCP, the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region) increased the production of cement by 21% in January-April 2008 to a total of 314,600 tonnes, a company representative told Interfax.
The output of cement packed in sacks (25, 50, 1,000 kg) made 55,000 tons (32.1% up), the source specified.
The Klimovichi branch of the enterprise produced 33 thousand tonnes of lime (2% up). All lime is sold on the domestic market, the source reminded.
Cement accounted for 94% of commodities produced by BCP.
Over the period in question the company produced BYR 60.4 billion worth of commodities, or 21% up on the year.
Domestic sales of the BCP grew 21% on the year.
In late December 2007 the company commissioned another cement-making furnace. The furnace is expected to boost the annual capacity of the plant by 200,000 tonnes of cement, the source reminded.
In January-April 2008 the plant invested over BYR 3.6 billion in the modernization of production facilities.
Labor efficiency grew 18.3% on the year (against the yearly target of 12%) to reach BYR 39.6 million per one worker.
The Belarusian Cement Plant was set up in 1996. The staff counts 1,500 persons.