Third pulp mill

A project to install a new third pulp mill in Uruguay was announced by president Mujica. The pulp mill is planned to be constructed in 2016 and will start operating in 2018. A place has not been decided upon, but will most likely be bordering Rio Negro in one of the departments, Durazno, Tacuarembó or Cerro Largo. The potential of forestry in Uruguay has already attracted other modern and large scale international pulp mill operators to the country.