French Development Agency lends €100 mn to Bolivia

Bolivia will allocate 100 million Euros granted by the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance bonds and the family basket for the benefit of the most vulnerable families and those affected by the health crisis of Covid-19. The French cooperation also donated 1 million dollars for the purchase of apheresis material in the Blood Banks of Tarija and Santa Cruz, as well as PCR tests.

Congress members approve CAF credit of $11.5 million for a project in El Alto

The Chamber of Deputies approved an $11.5 million loan to be granted by the Latin American Development Bank-CAF for the construction of a wastewater plant in the 7th district of El Alto. The project will have a total cost of $15 million, $3.5 million of which will be provided by the municipality of El Alto and the Empresa Pública Social de Agua y Saneamiento (Epsas).

Ronald Amelunge is the new Executive Director of INE

Ronald Eduardo Amelunge is the new Executive Director of the National Institute of Statistics (INE). He was trained as an electrical engineer at Carleton University (Canada) and has specialized in the areas of technology, information and innovation management. He has certifications in financial technology and other courses at Harvard University, as well as other studies related to business administration and management in London (England). His work will focus, among other tasks, on making information transparent and helping people to have access to real and accurate data

Pig and chicken producers report a 28% increase in soybean meal prices

Pig and broiler chicken producers in Santa Cruz declare an emergency due to the 28% increase in the price of soybean flour. It is a decisive blow to the sector since this input represents between 15% and 20% in the cost of production and will impact on the reduction of chicken supply because it will encourage the closure of farms and the other direct consequence will be unemployment.

Peru stops importing $260 million worth of food from Bolivia

Peru's National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) suspended the import of agricultural products from Bolivia. It triggered concern among national producers and exporters who, according to data from the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE), register an annual value of at least 260 million dollars from the sale of soy and derivatives, in addition to chia and beef.