COVID treatment can cost up to $436.82 per day in La Paz

Patients with COVID-19 in La Paz who need intensive therapy, in public health centres, spend between BS.2,000 ($291.21) to BS.3,000 ($436.82) per day. Those in intermediate therapy have to spend approximately BS.1,000 and those who are treated at home up to BS.500, said Fernando Romero, executive secretary of the La Paz branch of the Sindicato de Ramas Médicas Afines (Sirmes).

Eloro stock surges on high-grade drill results from Bolivia

Eloro Resources reported additional results from its diamond drilling program at the Iska Iska silver-polymetallic project in southern Bolivia. Iska Iska is now comparable with neighboring world-class polymetallic systems including Cerro Rico de Potosi, San Vicente, Chorolque and Tatasi. Shares of Eloro Resources jumped to an all-time high of C$3.15 ($2.47). The company has a market capitalization of C$137.1 million ($107.6 million).

Government launches $132.26 mn trust fund to reactivate industry

The government is channelling loans for micro, small and large enterprises, ranging from BS250,000 ($36,295.68) to BS5,000,000 ($725,913.50) at an interest rate of 0.5% to reactivate and boost national production. The resources correspond to two trusts with Bs911 million ($132.26 million), which will be made available through the Banco Unión and the Banco de Desarrollo Productivo (BDP).

CBHE renews its board of directors

The Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (CBHE) renewed its board of directors and expressed its commitment to coordinate and promote joint work between the public and private sectors to advance the implementation of projects and continue the search for new opportunities. The new vice-president of the CBHE, Pedro Ribeiro, said that since 2006 the private sector has invested $14 billion in the hydrocarbons area.