APA – Nouakchott (Mauritania) The Chinese private company Hong Dong International laid the foundation stone of its fishing complex to cost around US$120 million on Sunday in Nouadhibou, reliable sources have told APA in the Mauritanian economic hub.
This project is expected to create 2,500 jobs involving a large number of women ; it will increase the receipts of Mauritania’s public budget and develop the country’s fish resources.
This industrial unit will consist of a land fishing base with a 6,000-ton storage centre, an ice-production unit, with a capacity of 100 tons/day and two fish processing factories.
It will also include a fish flour production unit, a maintenance centre, a shipyard, port facilities, and a fleet of 46 boats for pelagic fishing and 100 small boats for traditional fishing.
The ceremony organised as part of the Mauritania’s independence golden jubilee, to be celebrated on 28 November, was chaired by Prime Minister Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, in the presence of China’s Ambassador to Mauritania, Zhang Xun.
Beijing has been encouraging Chinese investors to start business in Mauritania, as part of the implementation of this country’s new fishing policy ,and to take into account the Mauritanian people’s needs, Mr. Xun said at the ceremony.
Mauritania’s coast on the Atlantic Ocean has one of most important stock of fish in the world.
date: November 22nd, 2010