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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