Honduras: Reopening of Meat Processing Plant

The Hernandez administration has announced that the processing plant C & D will start operating again from this month.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

From a statement issued by Coalianza:

The reopening of the C&D meat processing plant, located in the town of Catacamas, Olancho, will take place later this week, President Juan Orlando Hernández announced today.

Speaking to local media in Juticalpa, after the opening of an imaging room and equipping of the San Francisco Hospital, the president explained that in regards to livestock farming "we will open the C & D plant again, which is a private project that has received support from Government policy ".

Hernandez added that "we decided to support the plant, as it was the only one left to us in Honduras and had been closed".

The C & D plant generates hundreds of jobs at a local level; and also regulates the price of meat at the national level, since the purpose is to export the meat product and earn foreign exchange in dollars.



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