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Fish Processing Plant Opened in Entre Ros

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ARGENTINA - The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has inaugurated the Prime Dining and Fish Processing Center of the province Entre Ros, to be administered by the fishermen themselves organised into a cooperative. The facility will boost the value added in production and will generate employment in the region.

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The construction of this first Dining and Processing Center, which is named "Karu Pira" ("eat fish" in Guarani), is located in the town of Pueblo Brugo (Paran), and required an investment of $3.5 million, of which the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries contributed $2,500,000.

The facility will allow local famillies, mainly wives and children of fishmen, to process fish and make dishes to sell on the local market.

The project will therefore promote local employment and also the improvemnt of the quality of fish products.

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