La Union port inaugurated in El Salvador

The work was christened with the name "The La Union Port of Central America" and was inaugurated officially, put the approval of concession project in the hand of the Assembly.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

El reports: "The decree project established a public - private model for the administration and commercial development of the megastructure, with will the international operator will provide 100% in staring capital in order to set up the mixed situation in the bidding process.

It was also made clear that the initial capital for the new mixed company that will be established for the port concession, base on the bidding, will be provided by the international operator in its totality.

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