Builders from Puebla report 30 companies without activities

Puebla, Pue. Around 30 companies from Puebla Mexican Association of the Construction Industry (AMIC), have not been able to resume private works projects or have not started them since last September, when economic activities were reactivated, due to lack of liquidity.

Francisco Javier Tejeda Ortega, president of the organization in Puebla, said that this figure could grow if the prices of materials also continue to rise this year, which is not good because the industry has been operating in the red for two years.

He commented that the plans were altered for most of the companies when they decapitalized due to the five-month stoppages in 2020 and some still took another three months to reactivate, since they paid suppliers for material that was not used, added to the fact that in the 2021 there was a shortage of works both at the state level and in the municipalities.

He indicated that for this year the tenders will help improve the activities to generate income for those who win the projects and that in turn there will be the subcontracting of others in more specialized jobs.

Tejeda Ortega commented that public works in this start of 2022 is essential for the sector, since there were businessmen who even sold machinery to survive, but it was not enough for them to reactivate so far in the pandemic.

He pointed out that the first confinement of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic brought serious consequences, because 7,500 jobs were lost in the sector, of which only 3,500 were recovered when there were tenders by the government of Miguel Barbosa Huerta in the last quarter of that year. , but in 2021 they were lost again by not having enough public projects.


He stressed that labor is essential, since it represents 70% of a public or private works project, it requires personnel for detailed work that machinery cannot do.

The leader acknowledged that they live in an uncertain scenario in general, but the 30 companies on standby are worried about the future, because the projects are becoming more expensive when they are stopped.

Even, he warned, they may suffer the same fate as 20 construction companies that went bankrupt due to the pandemic by not having liquidity to continue.

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