Aggressive Austerity Plan in El Salvador

Mauricio Funes ordered rationing measures regarding public expenses in the areas of publicity, purchasing of vehicles, phone systems, etc.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Along with these measures is the creation of a commission for the investigation of any anomalies in the different accounts receivable portfolios of the public system.

La Prensa Gráfica publishes in its web portal: "Among the measures that will be implemented is the creation of a mechanism for inter-institutional coordination to carry out joint purchasing of services and products. Funes explained that when making purchases in large quantities it is easier to obtain better pricing in areas such as telecommunication services, bottled water, and security, among others."

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