Nicaragua: Plan to Regulate the Use of Drones

A group of private companies led by agricultural entrepreneurs is preparing a bill that regulates the use of drones for economic activities.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Representatives of the Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua (UPANIC), which leads the group of business chambers that have prepared the proposal, explained that as part of the process they reviewed the regulation on drones that exists in other Central American countries, to "... take the best parts of each of those laws and make a very good proposal to the government."

Michael Healy, president of UPANIC, explained to Trincheraonline.com that "...Drones are a technology that could lower costs in the agricultural sector and increase competitiveness. The proposal is going to be ready in the first quarter of 2018 to be presented to the Production, Consumption and Trade office, to draw up a law that will support Nicaraguans."

"... "Drones are good for everything, for tourism, for television commercials, to see live and in a direct form progress made on investments, for fumigations in the agricultural sector, pest control and for a number of things that are already in use in other countries."

The initiative is being led by the Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua (UPANIC) together with the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR), the Chamber of Developers, the Chamber of Advertising Agencies and the Nicaraguan Association of Fertilizers (ANIFODA).

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