Bolivia’s Airports Administration Service (AASANA) has accumulated a workload of at least $200 million for social benefits to its workers. Data from the Ministry of Public Works show that Aasana generates $321 million annually, but the costs of operating and maintaining the country’s airstrips, paying salaries in the […]
The transitional government authorized the expenditure of Bs 21.9 million ($4.18 mn) for the Ministry of Economy to hire legal counsel for the issuance of sovereign bonds, worth US$ 1.5 billion by 2020.
Bolivia stopped exporting lithium carbonate from the Salar de Uyuni due to the fall in prices caused by an oversupply of the product on the international market. In 2019 the cost of the product reached US$10,500 per tonne (t), while in 2018 it was US$16,500. In 2018, 110 tons were exported to India and the United States, while in 2019, not a ton was traded.
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the leading market for Bolivia´s imports is China, which in 2018 received more than $2 billion to import almost one million tons of different products. In 2019 the amount rose to $2.1 billion. The beef industry, vehicle imports, construction, agricultural input imports, tourism and overseas transportation, are affected.
The Government and the CAO conducted an overflight in the affected areas. The overflow of the Rio Piraí flooded 10,000 hectares n Limoncito, and the overflow of the Rio Grande flooded 1,000 hectares in the Litoral area. Most of the flooded area planted soybeans.
YPFB’s Corporate Contracting Management presented the Annual Contracting Program (PAC). There are 52 contracting processes registered for three consultancies and the acquisition of polyethene, black steel, galvanized steel, city gates, district regulation stations (DRS), galvanized steel and polyethene accessories.
The Carnival festivities generated an economic movement of more than 70 million Bolivians ($10 million) during eight days of celebration, in which the region received nearly 100,000 tourists.