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Strong private construction sustains Holcim volume growth

First half domestic sales volumes of leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. rose by 16% year-on-year driven by construction projects led by the private sector. Total market growth was estimated at 14%, as the real estate sector continued to roll out various projects in anticipation of strong economic growth.

The company expects a positive full-year forecast, although it maintained that while the first half is a period of high demand, the second half is traditionally slower with the onset of the rainy season. Political and economic developments in the next few months will also be critical as this will influence the market’s ability to sustain performance.

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Holcim pushes sustainable construction via global design contest and local journalism competition

Leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. launched last Aug. 10 a journalism contest that will recognize outstanding efforts by college students and the print media to explain and discuss the benefits of sustainable construction.

This local initiative supports the on-going regional search, Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, which the Switzerland-based Holcim Foundation has started this July. Now on its third cycle, the global competition recognizes projects and visions contributing to a more sustainable environment.

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Holcim pushes sustainable construction via twin contests

Holcim Philippines Chief Operating Officer Roland van Wijnen discussed the five target issues of sustainable construction during the launch of the company’s journalism contest on the said topic last Aug. 10.

The contest aims to recognize outstanding efforts by college students and the print media to explain and discuss the benefits of sustainable construction, one of the Holcim Group’s main advocacies. Sustainable construction refers to the practice of building structures in environmentally and responsible manner that make efficient use of natural resources and also improve the community.

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