El Salvador Promotes Country's North

FUSADES Launched the Website ww.epridex.org, for international investors.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Operated by the Investment Promotion and Exports Diversification Program (PRIDEX), the website is intended to promote investment in the country's north.

Emma Arauz, PRIDEX director, was quoted by La Prensa Gráfica as saying: "The northern zone has a special need to promote itself. There are many projects, and some areas are taking off, like tourism and agriculture".



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