New plant for the development of gas pipes opened in Bolivia

New plant for the development of gas pipes opened in Bolivia

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The plant, which is located at Kallutaca industrial park will produce polyethylene pipes and fittings necessary for the laying of gas pipelines and will make it possible to distribute drinking water and supply domestic irrigation systems

The Bolivian President, Evo Morales opened the plant which will produce polyethylene pipes and fittings necessary for the laying of gas pipelines, in the Kallutaca industrial park, La Paz. The president said thanks to this plant, the country could reduce the import costs of the accessories necessary for the industrialization of the sector by 20-30 percent. This is reported in Bolivian newspaper, "La razon". Evo Morales has stressed that in addition to bringing about savings in the sector, the new Kallutaca production will also make it possible for drinking water and irrigation systems to be supplied throughout the country. The plant located more than 20 kilometers from the city of El Alto, is able to produce about 3,800 tons of high-tech pipes a year, and required an investment of over 12,788,000 dollars. Kallutaca is the second complex opened by the Bolivian government in the field of gas industrialization, after the urea and ammonia plant which opened on September 14 last year, and which is able produce 1,200 tons of ammonia and 2,100 tons of granular urea. Morales said that he was convinced that "the national economy will at a certain point settle into four main pillars: hydrocarbons, mining, energy and agriculture", guaranteeing "big profits for the country's development".