$ 280 Million from CABEI for Honduras

The funds coming from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will be destined to strengthening fiscal and social programs.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


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Tania Lobo, Director of CABEI in Honduras, said the program's projects "will impact positively on social investment in the country."

"Furthermore, you can create income generating opportunities and strengthen provision of services and basic needs", Lobo stated to Laprensa.hn

The funds will also impact other social programs including medicines as well as medical and social services.

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In 2010, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), will lend $1.038 million for development projects.

$370.8 million are earmarked for Costa Rica, $199.8 million for El Salvador, $173.2 million for Guatemala and $114.9 million for Nicaragua.

As for Honduras, Alfredo Ortuño, CABEI's director, explained that "...disbursements are on hold until the Central American Integration System (SICA) revokes a ruling enacted after the Honduran coup d'état. Nevertheless, the bank has earmarked $123.6 million to finance projects in the country".

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FMI: Central America Outlook

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Slow recovery tied to a lagging U.S. economy, 3% growth in 2010 due to increased domestic consumption and rising remittances and international trade.

The countries in Central America are recovering gradually, led by a rebound indomestic demand (following its sharpcontraction in 2009), which has partly spilled over into imports.

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