Nicaragua: FDI to Grow 20% in 2011

$ 600 million investment is projected for this year, 20% higher than 2010.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Javier Chamorro, Executive Director of ProNicaragua noted that in 2010 the energy, telecommunications and free zones had the biggest growth, followed by tourism. This year projections estimate that investments will again concentrate in these sectors.

"In addition to the sectors which attracted more capital, investments are expected from other sources, mainly in port infrastructure and energy," reported

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