Foundation laid for $10 million Brazilian canning plant –

Foundation laid for $10 million Brazilian canning plant Published:  08 April, 2014

THE foundation stone of a new cannery plant in São Gonçalo do Amarante, in Fortaleza, Brazil which, by the middle of this year, will process around 60 tonnes of fish a day, has been laid.

The construction of this plant, whose foundation stone was laid on Monday, will require an investment of BRL 23 million (USD 10.1 million).

The canning plant – which will require an investment of about 10 million US dollars – will have a floor area of 10,000m2 and will process fish caught in the northern state of Ceará. The plant is the result of a partnership between R&B Aquicultura and Crusoe Foods do Brasil.

The plant will create 550 jobs, as well as numerous indirect employment. The foundation-laying ceremony was attended by Eduardo Lopes, Brazilian Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the prefect of São Gonçalo do Amarante, Cláudio Pinho.

Commenting on the new plant, Lopes said: ‘They decided to invest in São Gonçalo do Amarante first because they feel confident. And then, because they perceive that Brazil has all the conditions for entrepreneurship to grow.’

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