El Salvador: Pork Slaughterhouse Project Advances

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

Monday, February 28, 2011

This initiative is a joint undertaking between Investment Corporation Corsain and the Association of Pig Farmers through a company created for this project called Industrias de la Carne (INCARSA).

The design is already being worked on and environmental permits are pending. Once permits are approved, the estimated time for execution of the project is eight months.

"Part of the investment in the plant is divided between the member companies, while another part, the technological, comes from the United States Department of Agriculture", reported Laprensagrafica.com.

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El Salvador to Build Pork Processing Plant

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The first two months of next year could see the beginning of construction work on a pork processing plant.

The plant, which already has several environmental permits, will be built in San Matías, in the department of La Libertad.

The president of the Association of Pork Producers of El Salvador, noted that they are working on the final designs and work could begin the next year and thus enhance the production of pork for export.

El Salvador: $5 Million for Slaughterhouse

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

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.

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