El Salvador Commits to Public Investment

The Government plans to develop infrastructure projects throughout the country to kick-start growth of the economy next year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Alexander Segovia, Technical Secretary of the Presidency, stated that infrastructure plans were presented to the National Parliament which includes repairs of educational and social infrastructure and investment in rural roads.

"The positive thing is we have the resources to implement the projects and we are in the bidding process so we can execute these projects starting 2011." Segovia said to Laprensagrafica.com.

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The Government has budgeted $1.1 billion for public investment this year and hopes to implement at least 70% of that amount, said Guillermo Lopez Suarez, Special Coordinator for the monitoring and implementation of public investment and Minister of Agriculture.

$700 million for public investment in El Salvador

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Despite the electoral year and the economic crisis, public investment projects will continue, indicated Eduardo Ayala Grimaldi, technical secretary of the presidency.

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July 2008

The government of El Salvador is proposing to increase the level of public investment.

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