July 16, 2008
General Motors's Venezuela car plant, which stopped production because of a lack of parts, will remain idle until Aug. 19, the president of the automaker's Andean region said.
The company has been meeting with the nation's Light Industry and Trade Ministry and the Foreign Exchange Commission Administration to resolve the shortage, said Pablo Ross, GM's regional chief.
GM's total output in the country for July is expected to fall to 3,500 vehicles from a monthly average of 8,000, he said. The Mariana truck factory, which represents 30 percent of output there, continues to build N and F trucks.