During this electoral year, only the Ministry of Communication had $84.2 million allocated. If there is a second round, the Ministry will have more than $23.2 million.
The state-owned Bolivian Fiscal Oilfields (YPFB), nationalised in 2006, is worth around 20 US billion dollars, equivalent to nearly half of Bolivia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which closed at 40.581 US billion dollars in 2018. The programmes presented by the opposition candidates infer that YPFB may be privatised, warned the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Luis Alberto Sánchez.
President Evo Morales on Saturday asked the civic leaders of Potosí to prepare a better proposal to industrialise lithium, against the projects that the Government currently has as well as the recent offer from India to install a lithium factory in that department.