Low Public Investment in Honduras

The amount allocated to investment in public infrastructure in the 2011 budget is the second lowest in the last ten years.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The investment, according to figures from the Central Bank of Honduras, is 6.72% of the total budget, making it the second lowest in the last ten years. The lowest was recorded in 2002.

"Among some Latin American countries, Honduras, with only 6.72%, has one of the lowest rates of investment. Countries like Uruguay earmarked up to 32.2% of its budget to investment. The same applies to Peru, which invested 31.6% in infrastructure," reported Laprensa.hn.

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