A concession for Port at Corinto

The Nicaraguan private sector has proposed that the operation of the port be awarded in concession or a public-private scheme used in order to improve the efficiency and management of the port terminal.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Representatives of the Higher Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep) analyzed the scheme under which the Honduran port terminal in Cortes operates, which was granted in concession to the Central American Port Operator (OPC), to evaluate if it would be feasible to replicate the model in Port Maroon.

Gustavo Viales, president of the Nicaraguan Association of Shipping Agents (ANAN), and Dean García, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile and Apparel Industry (Anitec), "... when consulted by El Nuevo Diario, said it would be a very viable idea to make the necessary investments in the most important port of the country, which the State has not been able to do.'Everything is related to investment. The State, through the National Port Company (EPN), has not been able during this period to make the necessary investments, both in infrastructure and in its own logistics, and the economy is growing.  Therefore a bottleneck is being created," explained Viales.

"... Dean García, executive director of the Anitec, said that Cosep's proposal is in the context of the Public-Private Partnership Act, which allows for projects to be developed jointly in order to improve and develop the country's productive infrastructure."

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