A new tuna processing factory that is being built in Vila Nova de Cerveira, in the north of Portugal, with an investment of EUR 6 million from Galician businesspeople, would start operating in July.
According to the promoters of the project, the construction work is progressing at a good pace in the Fulão industrial park so they expect the plant to start working as scheduled, reported Rádio Alto Minho.
The factory, Unidade Central Lomera Portuguesa, SA, will generate around 200 jobs. It is the result of the investment of two of the most important companies in Galicia in the area of fish processing, Marfrio and Atunlo, and the goal is to produce some 20,000 tonnes of tuna, destined for the European market.
The industrial park where the new factory is being built is also a Galician investment. It was created in the framework of a protocol of cooperation with the municipal authorities signed in 2016 "to be able to respond to the requests of investors", especially from neighbouring Galicia.