CEMEX proposed reviving construction as it should be considered an essential activity for the well-being of Mexico and the economy.,generates the 15% of the jobs. The construction generates a low risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus due to its low density of workers.
In a document posted on your website, the cement company points out that the construction industry generates the 15% of total jobs in Mexico, more of 9 millions and benefits more than 180 subsectors of the economy, thanks to its multiplier effect.
He also commented that in the context of a pandemic, the construction industry is quite safe, since it has a low density of workers and they usually operate in open and ventilated spaces, which naturally fulfills the requirements of healthy distance imposed by the government.
“The construction industry provides an essential service for our society during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, from building critical infrastructure like hospitals and highways to helping revive national and local economies through jobs and development. ”, Fernando González Olivieri pointed out, CEMEX CEO on the website.
The construction industry supplies critical infrastructure components that are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including maintaining critical transportation infrastructure, like bridges and roads; repair existing hospital infrastructure; build emergency hospitals and temporary health care facilities, and provide maintenance to society's primary services, like water and energy supply, among many other fundamental needs.