Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Maquila Association, spoke to La Prensa of Honduras about the situation of the sector and free trade zones in the face of the global crisis.
He stressed that industrial parks should invest and diversify their activities since investments are not expected in maquila this year, and he highlighted the call center industry as the best option: "Yes, this is a sector that will grow and might be able to handle the crisis. We should export services to generate more income. ... The advantage is that the Honduran English accent is neutral, so Americans, who are the ones who use this service, will not be able to identify where they are calling."
He referred to the city of San Pedro Sula as ideal to invest in Call Centers: "The city has the most bilingual schools in the region. The first telecommunications industrial Park, called Altia, is being built there."
Altia Communications Park will have 14,000 square meters, and it will be ready in October: "Altia will have software and medical transcription service companies, among others."
The first tower of Altia Communications Park will be opened in February.
Rubén Sorto is the marketing manager of Grupo Karim, developer of the project. He explained that in spite of the political crisis, several international companies are currently negotiating to operate from the park.
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