At the one year anniversary of government of Juan Carlos Varela entrepreneurs are taking stock of his management recommending a better relationship with the private sector and the modernization of the education system.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP):
Free parking in Panama and heavy trains running through the streets of the capital of Costa Rica, are examples of some of the strange decisions taken by their governments.
While the rest of the world discourages the use of private cars as a means of transportation, increasing the costs of their use by setting, among other methods, high costs for parking in urban areas, in Panama, whose capital city suffers like any other city from the growing problems of congestion on the roads, the National Assembly recently passed a law that mandates free parking in "commercial parking lots of any kind or public offices where purchases are made, goods acquired or any services received. "
The union of industrialists states that the government's five-year plan lacks any definition of concrete actions which would allow it to bring about anticipated results.
From a statement issued by the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI):
In the view of industrialists it is a document which contains some important evaluations and defines priorities for government issues, but it lacks a concrete action plan to provide solutions to the serious problems we Salvadorans are facing, especially with regard to violence, stagnation of the economy and lack of jobs.
The government's proposal includes land titling, road improvements in production areas, international promotion and funding and technical assistance for producers.
From a statement issued by the Government of the Republic of Honduras:
President Juan Orlando Hernández signed on Tuesday, in the Francisco Morazán room at Government House, two agreements to develop and promote the coffee industry in the country in terms of land titling and improving the roads leading to the farms which produce coffee.
The Government presented the 2011 Investment Plan, which is characterized by its commitment for generating employment and boosting the economy with public investment.
In the midst of major challenges for this year, the Technical Secretary of the Presidency, Alexander Segovia, sees the opportunities of public investment and the magnitude of this record budget in the history of El Salvador.
The government agenda is based on four areas: social welfare, public safety and social peace, environment and land management, competitiveness and innovation.
The plan presented by President Laura Chinchilla and the Minister of Planning, Laura Alfaro, proposed 11 major objectives, which included reducing unemployment from 7.8% in 2009, at a rate of 6% by 2014.
The plan presented is based on three basic areas, competitiveness, management of rural areas, innovation and development.
Nacion.com informs, "Agricultural groups, former ministers and professionals from the College of Agricultural Engineers, criticized the lack of details as to how the plan presented by the government would be financed and implemented.”
Economists point out that with the exception of very few programs, the so-called anti-crisis plan has been poorly executed.
The goal of reducing the impact of the crisis was not met, primarily because the plan failed to stop the loss of jobs, and none of the projected public infrastructure projects were developed, said economist Claudio de Rosa.
"According to economists polled by newspaper ‘El Diario de Hoy’, the plan, which was mostly made of programs designed and implemented by the previous administration, was far from being a palliative to the economic crisis which affects the country since late 2008".
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