Productos del Aire, the current service provider, was the only participant in the tender to supply hospital medical gases, with a price tag of $10 million.
The proposal submitted by the company amounts to Q75 million and the Qualifying Board, composed of representatives of the Ministry of Health and the Guatemalan Social Security Institute will have two weeks to decide whether to award the contract.
The airline VECA has began a recruitment process and expects to perform its maiden flight next February.
We have been watching this recruitment drive with interest "because there are technical personnel we have to certify pilots, those responsible for instruction, flight attendants, maintenance staff, management, and quality staff," said Roger Menendez, executive director of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) .
The Guatemalan Congress has approved borrowing from banks in Brazil and Argentina for the purchase of six Super Tucano aircraft and a tactical air control center.
Elperiodico.com.gt reports that the preamble refers to the need to monitor areas like Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and Petén, to weaken the activities of organized criminals and drug traffickers in these regions under project entitled ‘Construction of a System for Monitoring and Protection of the Mayan Biosphere.
The $2 million restaurant maximizes usage of natural light and does not need air conditioning.
Located in Lindora, Santa Ana, western San José, it has 400 square meters of construction. It employs 50 people, and is the chain's 34th store in the country.
According to Arcos Dorados, McDonald's operator in Costa Rica and Latin America, this is the first "ecological" restaurant in Central America. "McDonald's opened its first 'ecological' store in Latin America in São Paulo, and a third one is under construction in Argentina. The corporation has plans for an additional one, that could be located in Mexico, Guatemala or Panama", reported newspaper Nacion.com.
The suspension has been ordered of a $133 million disbursement for the purchase of six Super Tucano airplanes which were to be used to control of the country's airspace.
From a press release published in Diario de Centro América:
"We have doubts about whether the six Super Tucanos are overvalued. There were negotiated by the last government," indicated President Otto Perez Molina, referring to the suspension of the disbursement for $133 million for the acquisition of these light attack aircraft, to be used for airspace control.
$4.5 billion a year comes from the U.S., generating a fierce battle between 22 banks and transfer companies that compete for the market.
The stiff competition for larger pieces of the cake that makes up remittances is leading banks and financial companies to sign alliances and join forces.
For example the company AirPak / Western Union this week signed an alliance with Banco de los Trabajadores (Bantrab) in order to increase their participation in the remittance business through the promotion "Remesa del Norte” (Remittance from the North). Customers participate in a draw for a car, motorcycles and appliances with each consignment.
Embraer announced the sale to the Central American country of 6 Super Tucano fighter planes, plus 3 primary radars and a command control system, at an estimated cost of more than $170 million.
Although the Brazilian company did not disclose the amount paid by Guatemala, estimates made at the beginning of purchase negotiations last summer point to a minimum of $170 million as the amount of the contract, which includes logistical operational support and training for pilots and mechanics.
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