Government invests $8.19 mn in evaporite resources research centre

The government announced that it would inaugurate at the end of March the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of Materials and Evaporitic Resources. The Centre built in La Palca, Potosí, had an investment of Bs 57.1 ($8.19 mn). The equipment will require an investment of more than $5 million to acquire high-tech equipment for research, development and innovation of cathode materials, electrolytes and chemical elements for the industrialisation of Bolivian lithium and its derivatives.

Consumer Price Index registered a positive variation of 0.16% in February

In February 2021, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a positive variation of 0.16%, concerning January, according to INE data. The accumulated variation to February was positive by 0.63%, and at twelve months, it reached a positive variation of 1.40%. The variation registered in February 2021 is mainly explained by the increase in prices in the education and communications divisions.