Críticsms From Businesses in El Salvador on the Partnerships Act

Private sector operators see in the Law of Public-Private Partnerships serious deficiencies which would prevent the bill from obtaining the desired results.

Monday, May 27, 2013

"The law, as it has been approved, will not achieve the expected results, we believe that it is not a good law, it has serious deficiencies that will make it very difficult to obtain the expected results," said Javier Castro, director of Department of Legal Studies (DEL) of the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES).

"According FUSADES, there are changes that will hinder the approval of new projects. For example, the project submitted by the Executive stated that the Legislative Assembly should endorse partnerships, but the approved law states that the deputies must pass both the tender conditions and contracts", reported "We believe this mechanism (double approval) as stated in the PPP law will be a disincentive to attracting investment," said Castro.

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