Cement shortage impacts infrastructure projects
The cement supply shortage in Pangasinan, Philippines, has begun to cause delays in the completion of several infrastructure projects, according to the Manila Bulletin.
Gerardo de Guzman, district engineer (Pangasinan 3) at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) noted his concern regarding that only 80 per cent of the road and school building projects were completed by the end of 2018.
Northern Cement, the region’s cement manufacturer, produces 200,000 bags per day, which is not enough to sustain the demand of the region and nearby provinces, states Mr Guzman.
“At present, we are experiencing shortage of cement as we are undersupply. We do not have enough to use in our projects,” said Mr Guzman.