El Salvador: $5 Million for Slaughterhouse

It will be compliant with U.S. sanitary regulations, as no human will contact the pigs in any part of the process.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Located in Santa Ana, it will be capable of slaughtering 500 pigs a day.

Newspaper La Prensa Grafica reported that the Salvadoran Investment Corporation (Corsain), will finance 63% of the project, valuated at $5 million. The rest will be provided by the U.S. Agriculture Department, businessmen from the Salvadoran Pig Breeders Association, and possible the Central American Economic Integration Bank.

Mauricio Mendoza, head of Corsain, said that "the goal is to export pork cracklings as well as other products, but the first one is the most important".

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Company Industrias de la Carne acquired an 18–block lot in the municipality of San Matías, La Libertad.

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