Costa Rica Could Concession National Liquor Factory

The National Production Council is considering using a concession to manage the National Liquor Factory, known as FANAL.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Board of the National Production Council (CNP by its initials in Spanish) has requested the National Concessions Council's opinion on the subject. reports: "The National Liquor Factory (Fanal) is a subsidiary of CNP. Currently, the factory transfers to the Council about $400,000 a month from its profits, for operating expenses. "

According to executive chairman of the CNP, William Barrantes, the Concessions Council considered that under current CNP law it would be possible to cede Fanal, although there is a plan to change the rules in order to modernize the institution.

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