PORTUCEL IS NOT DISCARDING INVESTMENT IN URUGUAY, BUT IS INSTALLING THE PLANT IN BRAZIL.
Secretary of Presidency, Alberto Breccia, told Montevideo Portal that the government contacted Portucel authorities to confirm the news that was circulating regarding its installment in Uruguay. The representatives answered that the investment was still a possibility but it depended on the construction of the deep water port.
Last Friday it was rumored that the Portuguese company Portucel would not be installed in Uruguay since they had decided to do so in Mato Grosso, in Brazil. After the announcement, Alberto Breccia said that he would contact the firm’s authorities to confirm the news.
Later Breccia announced that the company representatives had informed him that they had presented a project for the installation of their plant in Brazil, but that doesn’t affect the decision to install the plant in other geographic locations.
They clarified that investment in Uruguay was still an option, but they reiterated that the decision was linked to the fulfillment of the project of deep water port as they had explained some months before.
The secretary of Presidency pointed out that “the production of Portucel doesn’t justify the construction of a deep water port” and that situation was also manifested by the representatives of the firm, But in spite of that “they still have the port as a condition” to come to our country, he explained.
Regarding the possibility of this construction being carried out, he pointed out they were “working with the Brazilian government” just as Mujica and Lula had agreed.