Martinelli Seeks Alliances with Entrepreneurs

Private companies from Conep, the Council of Private Enterprises, had a meeting with president Ricardo Martinelli to develop plans together.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

After formalizing a public-private alliance with the business sector, Martinelli said: "Now you have a direct line to communicate with us and contribute in solving all those problems."

"As part of this process of having closer ties to businesses, Martinelli promised that his administration will work to achieve the ratification of the Treaty of Commercial Promotion with United States, and guarantee the level of investment for Panama", published newspaper "Pueblo en Línea", in its website.

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Guatemala Seeks International Investors

November 2011

The Guatemalan government is committed to public-private partnerships that encourage investment in infrastructure.

Airports, ports and national highways could be built with input from the private sector through the creation of the new Council for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships, which aims to stimulate infrastructure projects crucial for the economic development of the country.

Guatemala: Council of Mixed Investment Initiates Work

November 2011

The country's council for development partnerships (Conadie) will be responsible for approving investment and infrastructure projects to be carried out jointly by the government and private sector.

The Ley de Alianzas ("Public Partnerships") law will make it possible for the government to invest jointly with private companies in projects to build roads, shipping terminals, airports, power grid improvements and railways, for example.

Guatemala: Implementation of Public-Private Partnerships Delayed

October 2011

The Ministry of Finance said that the draft Law on Partnerships for Economic Development and Infrastructure must wait one to two years.

That is the time it will take to create an agency responsible for evaluating the projects, said the Minster of Finance, Rolando del Cid Pinillos.

ICE's Partnerships with Private Sector

February 2011

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has since late 2010 a set of rules which allow partnerships with private entities outside the general rules of government contracting.

Characterized by the vertical structure of its activities in the electricity market the Costa Rican Electricity Institute now has the flexibility to partner with private companies, allowing it to have a competitive advantages that could not be achieved individually in the short term."

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