CONARPESA achieves major contract with Chinese entrepreneurs
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:10 (GMT + 9)
The president of Continental Armadores de Pesca SA (CONARPESA) confirmed the settlement of an agreement with two Chinese companies to sell shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) and squid (Illex argentinus) to them for a total of USD 42 million.
According to Fernando Alvarez Castilian, this agreement will generate more employment in CONARPESA plants, with a consequent positive impact on the economy of the Patagonian region.
The entrepreneur said that Asian delegates visited the plants in Rawson and Puerto Madryn, Chubut, and gave him some ideas on how to pack so that from Argentina the final products are shipped for consumption in China. And he emphasized that "all the value added demand is going to enhance labour in the plants."
Regarding the plant in Caleta Paula, CONARPESA President commented that as the workers form a cooperative, they will be supplied raw material.
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