The Spanish shrimp company, Pescanova, will generate $100 million per year at full capacity, and will create some 2000 jobs at the 20000 square meter plant.
The nature and size of this investment makes it one of the biggest in Latin America and should generate up to $100 million annually," Ortega emphasized in a quote on the "El pueblo presidente" portal.
With $10 million worth of initial capital, a company will be set up to manufacture sports equipment.
A Taiwanese backed international sporting equipment company will begin operations in Honduras in the coming days with an initial investment of $10 million and creating 200 direct jobs, according to Romeo Silvestri, head of the Committee for Special Development Regions of the country's congress.
With an investment of $20 million, the juices and nectars production company officially inaugurated its first plant outside of Mexican territory.
Daniel Choto writes in an article published in Elsalvador.com: "The business, which is built in an area of 42 square meters, initiated its work starting in December of last year and already has generated 118 jobs at the national level and 313 in the region, including Panama and the Dominican Republic to where the product itself will be exported."
In Panama, Cocle shrimp sales rose in the first quarter, up 14% compared to the same period in 2011, reaching a value of $3 million.
Companies and authorities expect an increase of 30% of shrimp exports only in the province of Cocle.
"Already during the first quarter of this year, exports of this marine product from the Cocle province have increased and up to April nearly half a million pounds were exported, generating sales of around $3,148,000," reported Prensa.com.
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