El Salvador: Port concession to be approved during second quarter
Mauricio Tobar, spokesperson for the port authority (CEPA), reported that the approval of the law for the privatization of the ports will be postponed until the second quarter.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
According to Business News Americas "we are already immersed in the pre-electoral period, mayoral and Congressional elections will be held on January 18. It will be very difficult at this time (for Congress) to deal with this matter. The presidential election is on March 15," he indicated.
According to private operators, shipping companies will continue using port Acajutla, so the new port would only generate losses for the Salvadoran state.
The combined concession of the La Unión and Acajutla ports is said to interest the Dutch company.
For vice president Ana Vilma de Escobar, it will be difficult to consider the port concession again due to the political situation.
Logistics group Ransa expressed its interest in the concession of the country's port system.
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