Although the government has not yet reached an agreement with indigenous groups who are opposed to the dam, they have announced that the reservoir will be temporarily filled in order to carry out tests.
From a statement issued by the National Public Services Authority:
The filling up of the reservoir is temporary and for testing purposes only. The final filling up and the operation will not begin until the agreements from technical roundtables have been finalised.
The regulations in force for Central America allow two methods of certifying the weight of cargo moving through ports in the region.
The new regulations in force since July 1 oblige entities transportingcontainerized cargo by sea tocertify its weight under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas). The problem cited by exporters is the increase this will have on costs, in addition to infrastructure problems faced in some ports in the region.
Concerns have arisen over a recent agreement signed between the US and Brazil, in which the South American country is allocated a significant quota from the same segment that Nicaragua supplies.
The new quota for imports of fresh beef from Brazil is considered to be in the same category as the quota that corresponds to Nicaragua, called "Other countries".Nicaraguan exporters fear that the quota, amounting to 65 thousand tons per year, will be filled by Brazil leaving no space for sales of meat from Nicaragua and other countries also included in this segment.
The human resources consulting firm Manpower will hold its first regional employment fair April 24-26. It hopes to fill 400 vacancies for technicians and professionals for its local and international clients.
Participating countries include Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republica. The fair will take place simultaneously in the Manpower offices of the seven countries.
Tuthill is looking for distributors in Central America and the Caribbean for its highly profitable brands Fill Rite, Sotera and Precision Meters.
Tuthill Transfer Systems, North America's leading manufacturer of pumps and meters for the dispatch and transfer of fuels, is looking for distributors in Central America and the Caribbean to represent and market their brands Fill Rite, Sotera and Precision Meters, which offer an excellent profit margin .
The subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Ficohsa will focus on supplementary pension schemes administered using the investment fund model.
The pension funds offered by the Ficohsa Financial Group through its subsidiary are mainly aimed at professionals and companies in the private sector.
Eleconomista.net reports that "... Ficohsa Pensiones y Cesantías, is a supplementary pension fund for its members through means of an individual account, which grows with the contributions made plus the return or interest generated by the investments. "
The state has approved the extension of the South Corridor and granted rights for the seabed to be filled in up to 40 hectares, so as to provide a source of funding for the extension.
The new landfill will be extended between the former Marcos A. Airport Gelabert (now Punta Pacifica) and the Convention Center Atlapa.
"The commercialisation of 40 acres of landfill, - the extension would be almost double the size of Punta Pacifica -,will finance the expansion of the South Coridor to six lanes for its entire length and to extend the Northern Corridor to December 24. However The Government has not yet decided how to exploit these rights to fill the seabed." from an article in Prensa.com
A $500.000 facility for curing and drying onions will be erected in the province of Coclé.
The plant will have capacity for up to one thousand daily onion quintals, improving commercialization of the vegetable.
Abad Barrios, president of the Natá Onion Cooperative, told newspaper Prensa.com: "We are filling the paperwork to purchase equipment for this plant, which will benefit over 200 farmers in Natá and the Azuero region".
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