Textiles Leave Honduras for Nicaragua

Two new textile plants will begin operations this year in Nicaragua after closing operations in Honduras.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Once operating, these two plants will generate 2.000 new jobs in the Nicaraguan textile sector, as they aim to double their current capacity in Honduras.

While in Nicaragua the opening of these plants is cause for celebration, there are mixed feelings in Honduras. Businessmen are concerned about Honduras losing competitiveness to Nicaragua, stated Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Manufacturers Association.

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