The auction of 40 MHz of mobile spectrum has launched a discussion on whether to add new operators to the market in order to avoid dominant players.
According to Giovanni Berti, CEO of Proesa, companies have already begun to enter the contest. "The information I have is that in addition to the phone companies that are already established in the country, to date an international company whose name I'm not allowed to reveal yet has expressed interest," he said.
NanYang Footwear is to invest $3 million in the country to produce footwear and export it to other markets.
From a press release from the Presidency of El Salvador:
The Taiwanese company engaged in the manufacture of footwear NanYang Footwear, in a clear commitment to El Salvador, started operations in the country by establishing and expand its subsidiary in the country under the name of ADI FOOTWEAR SA de CV, with an initial investment of $1.5 million, plus plans to invest an additional $1.5 million and carry out an expansion which will generate more than 1,000 new jobs over the next year.
ProNicaragua, the official investment and export promoter of the Government of Nicaragua, will be organizing the first Central American summit on outsourcingservices entitled 'Central American Nearshore Summit 2013, which will bring together 150 participants from the U.S. and Latin America in this sector.
FUSADES is asking the Salvadoran Congress to make reforms to the Special Act on Public-Private Partnerships in order to ensure its effectiveness.
The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES) is refering to the reforms that have been put forward by the ARENA party which among other things suggest that the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA) be in charge of monitoring the administration of the law. The recently passed legislation "includes a new administrative institution: the Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships", reported Laprensagrafica.com.
Some of the main businesses from El Salvador will be advocating for the realization of Fomilenio II and for a deepening of the Association for Growth pact signed between the two countries two years ago.
From a press release by the Presidency of El Salvador:
A delegation from the National Council for Growth will make an official visit to Washington DC from 24 to 26 June, where meetings will be held with senior government officials and the Congress of the United States, under the framework of the first 18 months of the Partnership for Growth.
There are companies interested in investing in this industry but they need clear rules before making the decision to go to El Salvador.
"Here, what the government needs to do is move with agility in order to outpace other countries who are going the same route, they have to be more aggressive in putting together a proposal for all the players involved, which is what Mexico did and it is still attracting investments," said Ernesto Ruiz, CEO of Aeroman.
Sensity Systems, an innovator in intelligent lighting systems, has announced a $490 million investment for the assembly of its products in that country, without disclosing the funding sources.
In the statement by the Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA) no reference was made to funding sources. Nor is there much public information about Sensity Systems (except in their own press releases). The company will be the new face of a former start up, Xeralux Inc., of which there is not much information either.
Salvadoran businessmen have pointed out that the agreement which intended to stimulate the economy and overcome obstacles to growth, has not provide great results.
Although it is more than a year since implementation of the agreement, the private sector finds it necessary to involve private enterprise more in order for the government to generate better policies to attract investment.
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