Panamanian Government Evaluates Privatizing Mail

There are two proposals which are being evaluated, to privatize or to establish a joint venture.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The announcement of privatization was given by the President to a media outlet, "We have a very bad P.O. Box system. One of the things we are thinking of fixing it is the mail system ... In fact we must think about privatizing the postal service. "

The Minister of Government, Roxana Mendez, said the modernization of the mail system should be undertaken urgently, training staff and implementing the latest technology.

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Honduras: Distribution of medicines could be privatized

May 2015

The Ministry of Finance intends to tender drug distribution services for the entire country's hospital network in order to reduce losses from expired medicines.

In response to the loss of approximately $27.2 million due to the expiration of medicines, a proposal has been put forward to the Medicinal Trust Committee to hire a company, domestic or foreign, which specializes in the distribution of medicines.

Honduras: Distribution of Medicines Could Be Privatized

February 2015

The Ministry of Health is evaluating whether to use private companies to outsource the service of distributing medicines for public hospitals.

Due to the lack of capacity to supply medicines to national hospitals, the Health Ministry has said it plans to privatize the distribution process of the drugs.

State Comercial Enterprises: To Privatize or Not To Privatize?

May 2013

Why is it that in general public enterprises register losses while private ones normally earn profits?

An analysis of the issue by Rogelio Arce Barrantes in Prensalibre.cr summarizes the situation with the words of the popular [Spanish] saying "If its free, let's party."

Three Airports in Panama to be Privatized

November 2012

In a reversal of the decision of having them administered by Tocumen SA, the airports of David, Colon and Rio Hato will be granted in concession to private companies.

The Panamanian government now believes that it would not be suitable for Tocumen SA to manage – along with Tocumen International Airport - these airport terminals, which are being remodeled at a cost of $138 million.

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