9. Gracias a Dios

“Feasible” and “Prefeasible” Projects are highlighted in yellow.

A.2. Agribusinesss (Animal Production)

AGR201: Cage Culture of Tilapia in Brus Laguna

Amount:

US$ 2,309,851

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Municipality of Brus Laguna, Department of Gracias a Dios

Description: Honduras, already an exporter of fresh tilapia, has a huge growth potential for this product. Due to its proximity to the United States, its main market, it has the advantage of being able to deliver the fresh product in less than three hours after being processed. In addition it has the agro-ecological conditions and aquifers for its exploitation. The full project consist of the installation of 271 floating cages for tilapia farming in an area of ​​54m  3  divided into three phases: nursery, pre-fattening phase, finishing phase, with a projected production for the end of the third year of one million kg 1,003,570.56. per year.

C.1. Forestry (Forest Area Management)

FOR101: Establishing Agro Forest Systems in the Municipal Protected Area, El Bacalar

Amount:

US $ 50,376,896

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Municipality of Juan Francisco Bulnes, Department of Gracias a Dios

Description: The municipal protected area the El Bacalar Lagoon is located in the municipality of Juan Francisco Bulnes, in the Department of Gracias a Dios, between the border of the Plátano River Biosphere and the Mountain Range of the Tinto River, and has an area of 7,400 Hectares. The project proposed intends to establish agroforestry systems of high value wood, rambutam, cocoa, in an area of 536 hectares.

FOR103: Forest Resources Management for the Development of the Honduran Mosquitia Area

Amount:

US $ 114,450,000

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Municipality of Puerto Lempira, Department of Gracias a Dios

Description: The project involves the management and / or immediate rational use (5 years) of 308,000  hectares of the national conifers forest, through two alternatives: (i) By managing approximately 75% of the area that includes young forests that are still growing, obtaining benefits from intermediate forest activities (thinning, resin extraction, posts, biomass) by adding the use of 74,341 hectares of mature forest suitable for timber sawing, with a standing volume of 203,961 m3, per year; and (ii) by the industrialization of the total volume of the entire area (approximately 4.460 million m 3  ) creating particle board  paper pulp cardboard and biomass plants or electricity production. The amount here represented corresponds to the alternative No. 1 and it would be a public-private investment in which the state covers 61% of the investment.