Tuesday, 20th February 2018


Cement supply in Capiz stable

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There is sufficient supply of cement in Capiz. This was assured by the major retailers of construction materials who joined the consultative meeting held at Department of Education of Trade and Industry (DTI) Capiz Provincial Offi ce recently.

The meeting was called for by DTI Capiz amidst increasing feedbacks received through the Business Assistance Centers on the unavailability of cement and the increase in its price. DTI Director Ermelinda Pollentes wanted the retailers to shed light to the issue of low supply and the increase of price of certain types of cement.

The group admitted to the current seesaw in the supply of cement. But according to them, this is due to the fact that the Province is now into the reconstruction and rehabilitation mode.

As expected, they say, demand is above the normal and regular consumption of the province prior to Yolanda.

Aside from this, there is also the problem of transportation and hauling. They explained, there is only one RORO trip from Batangas to Roxas City and construction materials complete with other products in terms of space. Another burden is the truck ban being implemented in Manila.

However, despite all these problems, they assured DTI that the shipment of cement to Capiz is regular and continuous.

As such, there is no reason for the public to panic that there will be cement shortage in the coming months. (DTI)

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