Biggest Brewery In Honduras Getting BIGGER

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Aug 31, 2017

Recently, the primary brewery in Honduras, Cerveceria Hondurena, received the biggest investment in its history. The 590 million Lempira investment will be creating over a 1000 new jobs by 2020, and official plant expansion “broke-ground” on Aug 30, 2017 with a ceremony in which the first concrete block was laid in place.

The ceremonial block was placed by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, while he was cheered on by the president of Cerveceria Hondurena, Paola Bondy; the mayor of San Pedro Sula, Armando Calidonio; and representatives of the workers and the private sector.

The expansion of the plant will almost double its current production, bringing it to 2.6 million hectoliters. “Cerveceria Hondurena is a company that believes and invests in our country and in our people,” said Paola Bondy. “We dream to unite people for a a better world, we dream of a Honduras that grows, that prospers, and that generates wealth for our families,” she said.

She went on to say, “Today we re-write a more successful story and we do it at a great time for our country. We are an industry in constant and dynamic evolution, with brands and presentations elaborated with the sole purpose of attending to a consumer who knows, distinguishes, and demands.”

The agreement for this investment was signed last June between Honduran President Hernandez and the president of the brewery in Miama, FL, during the meetings prior to the North Triangle Summit for Prosperity and Security.

President Hernandez said that seeing the brewery committing itself to such an investment is motivating and a sign that Honduras is changing.

“We must sustain that growth and be solid in time, because only then will we transform this country,” he explained. He also went on to thank Cerveceria Hondurena and the conglomerate AB Inbev for taking advantage of the opportunities being created by the Honduras 2020 Program.

“This country is no longer stopped by anyone, only God, because we have left an abyss so difficult and has been generous with us. That is why we have to continue disciplined with this effort in the understanding that the Government only facilitates things, and we not substitute the generation of employment of the private sector, ” President Hernandez assured.

The Honduran President emphasized that this was the thriving and dynamic San Pedro Sula he wants to see. A city that returns to be the industrial capital of the country, because “flourishing industries are synonymous with the development, prosperity and wealth for Honduras.”

~ Translated to English


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Red Snapper Farming In Honduras

Red Snapper Farming in Honduras

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Fresh Caught Red Snapper

When I was first getting to know my future wife, I got a chance to experience and learn how important Red Snapper fishes are to the economy of Honduras. She is from Guanaja, a small northern island about 60 miles north of the beach of Trujillo. Her family income to this day still revolves around the red snapper fishing banks 200+ miles from port. Her father has been fishing these waters for roughly 45 years from a 38 foot boat, and has relayed to me on multiple occasions how the red snapper biomass is being depleted faster than it can restore itself. The demand for red snapper is much much higher than what the northern coast of Honduras can supply.

Now, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) has instituted an initiative called the “Alliances of Integration in Fisheries and Aquaculture (Alinpesca) Project” to study areas of Honduras suitable for red snapper farms. This initiative has the support of the Republic of China and Taiwan, Honduras’s chief consumer markets of red snapper.

SAG’s primary region of focus for the future red snapper farming industry is the Gulf of Fonseca, in the southern part of the country. Red snapper farming began in this area in 1994, and has shown to be a very prospective area for future farming operations.

For the year of 2014, the amount of Caribbean area red snapper (Lutjanus purpureus) that was reported caught for the year was 20,818,984 pounds of fish (9,446 tonnes)… almost 21 million pounds!


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