Like many others, the cement industry faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. As building sites closed and infrastructure development came to a sudden halt, so did the demand for materials that supported them. Now, as we enter a period of cautious recovery and construction starts to resume, the cement industry has the opportunity to take stock of the landscape in which it operates and consider where opportunities, and challenges, lie ahead.  

Cement is the backbone of social and economic development, a key marker for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The product is used to build essential infrastructure including roads, houses, schools, and hospitals – which lay the foundations for the provision of health and education services, create opportunities for employment and contribute to the overall wellbeing of society. The cement industry, though often overlooked, plays a significant role in bringing social and economic sustainability to communities.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/post-pandemic-opportunities-for-the-cement-industry-in-eastern-europe/

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