Companies Interested in Operating Corinto Port

Companies from Mexico, Colombia and France have shown interest in operating the Nicaraguan port terminal through means of a private concession.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The possibility of granting in concession the operation and maintenance of the port is something Nicaraguan entrepreneurs have been suggesting to the government for some time, since they believe that using this method, improvements could be made in the efficiency of the terminal's operations.

The president of the Higher Council of Private Enterprise (Cosep), José Adán Aguerri, explained to that "... companies from Colombia, Mexico, France and another from an Arab country are interested in the concession of the port of Corinto, in Chinandega. Aguerri's statements were made when he was consulted by French company Bolloré Ports, who met yesterday with the government's investment promotion agency ProNicaragua, and said that "they are interested in Corinto."

"...'(The visit by the French company) is part of a process that is being worked on, we are interested as a private sector in Corinto being granted, there is an interest on our part that it be to a private company, as the Government of Honduras did with Puerto Cortes," Aguerri said.

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