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Authorities gave details of the work to expand the port of Mar del Plata, the most important fishing port in Argentina
Monday, January 18, 2021, 06:30 (GMT + 9)
It was announced by the executive director, Fernanda Raverta, after a meeting with the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, unions and chambers of the sector. The objective is to improve the productive infrastructure and generate employment.
The National Social Security Administration (Anses) will expand the port of Mar del Plata through the construction of a new breakwater in the fishing sector.
Minister Guzmán and Raverta in the port of Mar del Plata, in the company of a prefect and a port representative
The announcement was made by the executive director of the organization, Fernanda Raverta from Mar del Plata, during a meeting in Mar del Plata with the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, unions and port chambers.
The investment will be executed through the Sustainability Guarantee Fund (FGS), within the framework of the implementation of the Anses Strategic Investment Fund.
The main objective of the project is to improve the productive infrastructure and generate more than 9,000 new jobs.
"We are with the Minister of Economy guaranteeing the Strategic Investment Fund from the Sustainability Guarantee Fund to be able to accompany productive projects that generate work, because we consider that rebuilding Argentina is generating work," said Raverta.
Fishing port Mar del Plata
“Presenting the Fund with this first project, which is the construction of breakwater No. 9, which causes the productive capacity of the port of Mar del Plata to increase by 33 percent, is very important. It is a work that is going to be carried out for 24 months and it is going to generate work, ”he added.
Guzmán stressed that "the project of the work for the Port will generate more work, more competitiveness, more productivity and it will also enable more generation of foreign exchange, which are all the things that Argentina needs to be able to achieve a calm economy with opportunities ”.
The Strategic Investment Fund was created by Law 27574 with the objective of investing in strategic sectors for the national State to promote job creation as an economic development policy.
The presentation of the project was attended by the executive deputy director of operations of the FGS, Lisandro Cleri, together with provincial and national authorities and more than 50 entrepreneurs from the sector.
Photo: courtesy Revista Puerto
- Currently the port has more than 20,500 direct workers and generates more than 71,750 indirect workers. With this expansion, 9,800 new direct jobs and 34,200 indirect jobs are estimated.
- 24 months of work are foreseen.
- The jetty will be increased by 1,431 meters of mooring, that is, 33 percent compared to the current one.
- It consolidates the preponderance of fishing at the national level, since the port of Mar del Plata concentrates more than 50 percent of the activity each year.
- It promotes employment, the development of high added value products and the generation of foreign exchange for the Argentine economy.
Source: La Capital