Your Company achieved its highest ever cement sales and generated record EBIDTA thisyear. There was pressure on the margins due to steep increase in energy costs in thesecond half. However the cost impact was mitigated by improved volumes.
In the current year we will refinance our existing debt to reduce finance costs. Wewill also focus on alternate fuels and on reducing carbon footprint.
I thank our esteemed Directors on the Board employees and all the other stakeholdersfor providing support throughout the year.