Mexico's southeastern Hidalgo state governor Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong was on hand to kick off construction of a new cement plant in city Santiago de Anaya.
Local construction materials firm Trituradora y Procesadora de Materiales (TPM) Santa Anita is building the US$230mn plant in the city's El Palmar district, according to a state government release.
With capacity to produce 600,000t/y of cement, the new plant will be the most modern in the country, according to TPM Santa Anita general director Fernando Ruiz Jacques.
Complementary works include construction of an 8.5km access road for the plant as well as installation of 25km of high-tension electrical line, which will also serve the neighboring community.
The firm will invest an additional US$25mn on environmental programs including conservation efforts for animal and plant species in the area.