Asian companies mull investment in Guatemala

Korean and Taiwanese companies have agreed to study investment opportunities following a visit to Asia by senior officials of the Guatemalan investment promotion agencies, Pronacom and Invest in Guatemala.

Friday, June 13, 2008


The mission was headed by Julio Héctor Estrada, the executive director of Pronacom, and Carlos Diem, Invest in Guatemala's adviser on energy and natural resources.

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A four-year plan to attract US$1.5 billion in foreign investment and promote the energy sector was unveiled last week by the Guatemalan government.

The plan was unveiled by the National Program for Competition (Pronacom) and the Invest in Guatemala investment agency as part of a national strategy for development. The heads of Pronacom, Julio Héctor Estrada, and Invest in Guatemala, Mario Marroquín, presented the plan.

Guatemala sets sight on US$615 foreign investment this year.

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Guatemala is aiming to attract US$615 million in foreign investment this year, said Julio Héctor Estrada, executive director of the competition program, Promacom.

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Called "Office for Investment and Commerce", it will be in charge of attracting investments and promoting the country's products.

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Qatar Interested in Panama's Port Development

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