While waiting for the start of the repair works, the Honduran authorities are complaining about a lack of resources to cover operating expenses for November and December.
Authorities at the Cajon dam have request at least $94,000 from the Budget Committee of Congress to cover operating costs for the final months of 2014.
Juan Francisco Argeñal, the hydroelectric station's manager, told Laprensa.hn that "... The financial situation is that it is currently in deficit, as we lack the resources to, among other things, pay staff who work there. We met with chairman of the Budget Committee, Francisco Rivera, he is going to negotiated to see the possibility of this outstanding budget being assigned to us so that the dam can continue operating".
The country is spending more and more in interest payments for the government's debt, which in 2013 rose to represent 2.6% of GDP.
In 2013 the interest paid by government debts rose by 29%, reaching 2.6 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If the expectations of the Ministry of Finance are correct, the financial situation could become more complicate in 2014, as it is anticipated that this financial obligation would reach 2.9% of GDP.
The industrial sector in Costa Rica, a key factor in the creation of wealth outside the metropolitan area in the country, is asking for presidential candidates to focus on the issues that define the competitiveness of the national economy.
The main issues affecting the competitiveness of the real productive sectors of Costa Rica are:
Warnings are being issued of a possible rise in the cost of credit if the government finances its spending with bonds issued in the local market.
Elperiodico.com.gt reports: "If Congress authorizes for the next fiscal period the issuance of $1.282 billion in bonds to finance public spending, as the executive branch plans, credit to the private sector could be affected ... ".
The difference between nominal rates paid for loans in local currency and inflation is reaching levels not seen for the past 9 years.
Investors are happy with the situation, which means that their securities in colones are giving them good returns, but for entrepreneurs who need credit for their business or to develop new initiatives, concern is growing.
The Salvadoran Central Bank will launch in January a settlement system called LBT ("Liquidación Bruta en Tiempo Real", or "Real Time Settlement") .
This system will reduce the cost of economic transactions between individuals or organizations, currently inflated because of the commissions charged between banking operators.
Juan Alberto Hernández, from the Central Bank, said: "A company that needs to make a payment to someone outside the country would proceed to order it through his bank. The bank would then conduct the operation via the Central Bank. On antiquated systems, this transaction could take up to 10 days. In the meantime, companies lose interests. With modern systems, these 10 days could be reduced to seconds".
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