Santa Bárbara. The Honduras Coffee Institute (IHCAFE) and the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras are achieving significant progress in executing the Project, and are intensifying efforts in order to complete each phase of the project according to the established deadlines, specially with regard to the construction of the laboratory facilities for in-vitro reproduction of coffee hybrids.
The firm in charge of the works is redoubling efforts to attain the goals set for the first quarter in the project’s execution, which include the completion of plans and designs, as well finishing the construction of walls. From the moments works started on February 13th, there has been intense activity working up to 12-hours daily, including weekends. As a result, 40% of the walls has been already completed by now.
The Project counts with support from the firm in charge of the works, and from that of the constructors and other workers, who in their main parte are residents of La Fe, Santa Barbara. These neighbors are pleased with the execution of the works, since besides generating good income for their families, will benefit the community as a whole.
The goal is to have the Coffee Hybrids Laboratory completed by mid-September, 2008, in order to begin the hybrids reproduction process according to the somatic embryogenesis methodology, and make seedlings available for the coffee growers –men and women-.