TEGUCIGALPA – A trade delegation from Taiwan began a visit to Honduras on Sunday, in order to learn about possible investments they could make in this Central American country, the Honduran Presidential House reported.
The delegation arrived in San Pedro Sula, the country’s manufacturing and commercial hub, and will extend its visit until Dec. 7, according to a public statement by the Presidential House.
The businessmen will meet with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and will visit industrial parks, tourist sites and other potential areas for investment.
Taiwanese investors who have come to the country are affiliated with business groups such as Yi Chiao International Inc., Dong Jyu, TaiDa Horticultural and Landscape, BioTech Co., Ltd. and Tri Service, the source added.
The delegation’s agenda includes meetings with Honduran businessmen and a visit to the Central American Port Operator of Puerto Cortes, as well as to coffee, meat, shrimp and lobster companies.
The visit of the Taiwanese delegation is part of the results of President Hernandez’s official visit to Taiwan in October.
During this visit, Hernandez presented “the enormous potential” of his country and the business opportunities offered by the Economic Development Plan, Honduras 20/20, which aims to promote his government and expects to create 600,000 jobs within five years.
Honduras is one of the 22 countries worldwide which diplomatically recognize Taiwan.