While the Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, arrived today at Land of Fire, to hold meetings with provincial authorities and tour factories, the Government will extend the industrial promotion sub-regime -expires at the end of 2023- with the aim of encouraging investment this year.
The minister Kulfas will stay in Tierra del Fuego for two days in which tour manufacturing plants, accompanied by Governor Gustavo Melella; the Minister of Production and Environment, Sonia Castiglione, and other officials. It will also analyze the project to create a technological pole and the extension of the province’s industrial promotion sub-regime, spokespersons for the Fuegian government informed .. Said system includes various tax benefits to encourage the establishment of economic projects.
Sources from the Casa Rosada assured BAE Business: « We are discussing with the entire team of the Government of the province about the future characteristics. This means expanding the productive matrix and in that sense see what things in the current regime need to be strengthened, improved or changed, but always with the idea of finding the mechanisms for the development of the province « .
« We know that there must continue to be a promotion mechanism and to support the industrial sector and the productive development of the province, and we are working on that, « the national sources expanded.
In statements published by the Sur54.com portal, Kulfas said in Tierra del Fuego: « Today we have a government that understands the national industry, who understands the Fuegian industry « .
The minister said that “we are very happy to have the opportunity to talk with the government of the province regarding various production projects. Also make progress on some issues related to the knowledge economy, investments in the technology sector ”.
« We are very happy and we have several plans with the province. We are also going to visit several factories and we will continue working on everything that has to do with the industrial development of Tierra del Fuego ”, he concluded.
In addition, during the working meetings with provincial officials, the analysis of the extension of the Industrial Promotion Sub-Regime will be advanced, outlining some of the guidelines that this extension will have and aspects related to the expansion of the productive matrix in the province will be outlined. .
Among the new products that the new industrial regime could cover, the provincial government and companies will propose some such as precision tools, sensors, solar panels, auto parts, taking advantage of the installed capacity in Ushuaia and Río Grande, industrial sources pointed out to this medium.
Kulfas first arrived in Río Grande together with the Secretary of Industry, Ariel Schale, and the Undersecretary of Knowledge Economy, María Apólito, to go to the Yaganes Cultural Center, where he held the first working meeting with Governor Melella and several members of his cabinet .
The provincial government reported in a statement that the visit of the head of Productive Development culminates a series of « technical works » carried out during 2020 between both jurisdictions. Likewise, he indicated that the minister decided « to know first-hand the productive capacity installed in the province, the industry promoted and the progress of the various agreements duly announced between the Nation and Tierra del Fuego. »
In addition, the local authorities announced that the presence of Apólito will give impetus to the development of the so-called Technological Pole that seeks to encourage the knowledge industry and software development, and whose first step took place months ago with the announcement of the landing of the Globant company .
The minister will visit the facilities of the Río Chico plastic factory, the “Tierra del Fuego” (Ex Audivic) work cooperative and the plants of the Mirgor Group, both manufacturers of electronic products.