Honduras: $1.2 million in Onion Drying Plant

Later this month construction will begin on a plant for drying and storing onions in the municipality of Güinope, El Paraíso.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Jacobo Regalado, also announced the planned construction of another plant in the department of Ocotepequeuna. In addition, a facility for drying and storing potatoes will be built in Intibucá. ‘The idea of making these buildings is to consolidate the supply chain for these items’, he said.

According to an article in Latribuna.hn, "the minister said that by 2012, other major projects in irrigation are planned in the valley of Jamastrán, Nacaome, Sulaco, Yoro and San Sebastian in Comayagua.

'We are thinking about making major investments such as the the reactivation of a dairy plant in Jesus Otoro, drying and storage centers in 23 producer organizations’, he said."



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Panama: $2.4 million Investment in Agribusiness

November 2014

An announcement has been made of the start of construction of a plant for drying and storage of horticultural products in Nata, Cocle province.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) will begin construction of the project which must have "... A facility for the receipt, sorting, bagging, drying and storage of onions, two buildings for protected crops, a building for offices, along with equipment and staff training. "

Tender for Horticultural Plant for $1.9 million

November 2013

The Ministry of Agricultural Development in Panama is putting out to tender the construction of a plant for drying and storage of horticultural products.  

Panama Government Purchase 2013-0-10-0-02-AV-011937:

"STRENGTHENING THE ONION PRODUCTION PROCESS BY BUILDING A PLANT FOR DRYING AND STORAGE OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS, LOCATED IN NATA, PROVINCE OF COCLE."

Honduras: Grain Drying Plant Inaugurated

February 2012

With an investment of nearly a million dollars, the center will process 900 quintals per cycle and help Honduran producers become more competitive.

A new plant for drying basic grains was inaugurated in Salama, Olancho, and will benefit farmers in northern Honduras.

The plant can process 900 quintals per cycle. The cost is about $211,000. Investment in the five drying centers was $885,000.

Tender for Onion Drying Plant

February 2012

With an investment of nearly a million dollars the Panamanian government will build a plant for drying onions in Nata, Panama.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA in Spanish) is awaiting approval by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to initiate the bidding process and construction of the project, according to an article in PanamaAmerica.com.pa.

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