Honduras: $1.8 Million to Modernize Customs

The Customs Directorate (DEI in Spanish) has announced that this year it plans to revamp seven customs posts.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


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Miguel Mejía, director of customs revenues, told a press conference that in the short term the aim is to modernize the customs posts to enable them to provide a more flexible and efficient service.

"According to Mejía, the need to use information technology to simplify and speed up procedures has become more pressing due to the daily rise in the level of work required," reports Latribuna.hn.

The reconstruction work will be financed by funds from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) combined with the DEI's own capital.

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