Earthquake: Purchase of Materials for Reconstruction

The Government of Guatemala has announced a purchasing system with unified prices and without intervention from distributers .

Monday, November 12, 2012

In order to avoid differences in the prices paid by different state institutions "involved in the reconstruction process, both in Infrastructure as well as housing" for the required construction materials, a collaboration of manufacturers has been set up in order to get discounts of up to 40%, using direct purchases with the intervention of the usual intermediaries.

According to an article in Elperiodico.com.gt "President Otto Perez Molina announced yesterday that the Vice President be in charge of control of the purchases by institutions and state agencies involved in the reconstruction process, both infrastructure as well as housing ".

Roxana Baldetti vice president said "Businesses, the strongest, are willing to give discounts that are heavy and favourable, if there are no intermediaries. Because what usually happens is that [products] go from middleman to middleman and each one charges a commission and that is why it all ends up more expensive. "



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