El Salvador: Decentralization of Environmental Licenses

In the departments of La Paz and San Vicente procedures will be made through a local office, without having to go to the headquarters of the authority for the environment.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN):

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) in coordination with the Association of Municipalities Los Nonualcos, has set up a one-stop shop that will streamline procedures related to the environmental assessment process.

This office aims to get closer to users of the municipalities that are part of the Association of Los Nonualcos, composed of 16 municipalities in La Paz and two in San Vicente; and generate effective coordination and support between the two institutions.

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