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UPDATE 1-Chile's Arauco restarts some halted plants

* Arauco restarts some sawmill, plywood plants

* Company says still evaluation earthquake damage (Adds details)

SANTIAGO, March 16 (Reuters) - Chile's Arauco, one of the world's largest pulp manufacturers, has restarted some sawmill and plywood plants damaged by a massive earthquake last month, parent company Copec COP.SN said on Tuesday.

Arauco said in a statement it is still evaluating damage to five pulp plants that were shut down after the 8.8-magnitude quake and resulting tsunamis killed hundreds of people and destroyed roads, buildings and bridges.

The company said that four of its seven sawmill plants, four of its six manufacturing plants, two of four plywood factories and a power plant were back on stream.

Copec is the most heavily traded company on Santiago’s IPSA stock exchange. The company’s shares rose 0.36 percent on Tuesday’s session to 8,045 pesos. (Reporting by Antonio de la Jara; Writing by Eduardo Garcia, editing by Bernard Orr)

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