The company, which won the Regional Award for Cleaner Production, given by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development last month, designed the plant so that its entire value chain is developed according to green design parameters.
An article in Nacion.com reported: "The new plant, conceived with green design parameters, takes advantage of sunlight and even rainwater, reuses wastewater from the industrial process, has treatment plants for sewage, temperature and humidity control without air conditioning and daily monitoring of their vehicles’ CO2 emissions, before defining the route to be followed for product distribution."
Eleven companies have shown their interest in participating in the local carbon credit market, which still lacks clear rules.
"Although in the last few days a "road map" for the Voluntary Domestic Carbon Credit Market in Costa Rica has emerged, there is still much to be done, therefore the country should not slow down on this issue," said Wilkie Mora, manager at Geocycle (a subsidiary of Holcim).
Works at the Recope plant in Moin and the construction of a fertilizer plant are part of the projects for which environmental impact studies were submitted in November 2015.
The report entitled "Construction Projects in Panama - November 2015", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, provides a detailed list of major construction projects for which environmental impact assessment (EIA) were presented to the National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) in November.
The Multilateral Guarantee Investment Agency has awarded the Colombian company Corona a guarantee of $11 million to build a plant to manufacture ceramics for bathrooms in the country.
From a statement issued by the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA):
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and entity of the World Bank Group which offers political risk insurance and credit enhancement mechanisms, today announced its support for the acquisition, expansion and modernization of a plant for bathroom ceramics in Managua (Nicaragua) belonging to Corona, a ceramics manufacturing company based in Colombia. The investment will increase the availability of sinks and toilets in the country, which is facing major sanitation deficiencies, above all in poor rural areas.
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