Posted On 22 Jun 2017
The arrival of a new government motivates representatives of the shrimp sector to engage in dialogue with the new authorities to know about the investment projects of the industry that need support.
One of them, and the most important is the change of the energy matrix that seeks the replacement of diesel engines by electric motors, guaranteeing thus, a greater efficiency and economic savings in production. This plan was presented last Tuesday to the Minister of Industries Eva Garcia, who was asked to work on certain issues so that this investment can be given. José Antonio Camposano, president of the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA), said that the first request is to establish a competitive electric tariff for the sector, not variable for at least 10 years. It is the necessary time, he said, that would require certain entrepreneurs to recover the investment, whose costs per hectare would fluctuate between $ 1,500 and $ 3,500, over a pilot area of 5,000 hectares.
Other requests are related to guaranteeing the investments the State must make to provide the electricity supply in shrimp farms that today do not have the service. As well as ensuring that the Ministry of Industry provides the sector with the facilities to obtain the technology and equipment required by the sector. (I)