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About Chabil Utzaj and Polochic Valley

by Chaba Friday, Nov. 04, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Taken from Nuestro Diario, Guatemala

Poles of Development

By Mario Recinos

http://digital.nuestrodiario.com/olive/Ode/NuestroDiario/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=R05ELzIwMTEvMTAvMTI & pageno = MTY. & entity = QXIwMTYwMQ...& view = ZW50aXR5

It is necessary to take into account that while many nations are going through a crisis, the country has the potential to get out of poverty.

Guatemala will not get out of poverty if we continue with an economy of survival, dependence, indebtedness and false social solidarity. This was understood by the Spaniards that created poles of development in the sixties to achieve economic redistribution in abandoned regions and which served to stimulate others to become productive.

The most concrete example was the industrial pole of Burgos, where 156 companies were installed in just two years. Today, industrial polygons (Villalonquéjar Gamonal-Villímar, Monte La Abadesa and Los Brezos) group about 1,500 companies, to which Burgos-Buniel should be added, where some 30,000 people will work. Burgos manufactures automotive and industrial parts, veterinary products, cosmetics, and others, without forgetting food production, such as wheat and livestock.

I mention this because politicians promise the moon in the euphoria of the campaign, but later fail to deliver on their promises, so it is essential to create poles of development, in addition to legislatives changes. There are talks about building a dry canal to link both oceans, which would be greatly beneficial in terms of its industrial, tourist and food potential.

The Polochic valley is another region with potential as a pole of development that could improve living standards for thousands of peasants since its strategic position towards the Atlantic offers potential industrial growth in various fields. We know that now, with the accession of the Pellas Group of Nicaragua, the situation can change in the field of sugar production, as well as in other areas.

The Chabil Utzaj sugar mill can be the spearhead of this development based, of course, on respect to the rights of the communities, creation of jobs and crop diversification. With its prestige and investments in full expansion in the sectors of agro-energy, technology, hospitality and health, I do not think that the Pellas Group wants to fail in Guatemala. It is necessary to take into account that while many nations are going through a crisis, the country has resources to get out of poverty and people with a desire to work.
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