The Government informed the Spanish company, Joca Molinari, that there are no more resources for the Cochabamba metropolitan train, and that external financing will seek to continue with the project. A debt of more than Bs 300 million ($43 mn) carries forward. The project demands a total of $447 million, of which three quarters has already paid. Government seeks external financing.
Government reports that there are three refrigeration companies authorized to export meat to the Eurasian Union
The national government informed that the meat processing companies Frigor, Fridosa and BFC are authorized to export Bolivian beef to countries of the Eurasian Union. The national bovine meat has the brand called Bolivian Natural Beef, which increases the quality of the product for export.
Forest fires in Bolivia consumed 2.3 million hectares of forest and pastureland, according to data released by the Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN). From January to September 14, 2020, an approximate area of 2.3 million hectares burned throughout the country. The calculations based on the processing of a total of 5,309 satellite images. Forest fires in Bolivia are often caused by deforestation, which allows the expansion of the agricultural and livestock frontier. The high temperatures also favor them.
On the occasion of the 210th anniversary of Santa Cruz’s libertarian feat, the government announced five new markets to export Bolivian beef in the coming months, enabling the export of meat to the markets of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The industrialists of Oruro expressed yesterday their concern about smuggling and hope that with the agreement signed with the National Customs it will be possible to stop the illicit, the sector noted that only in the pandemic entered the country illegal goods valued at $ 3.5 billion, which leads to a loss of $ 2 billion to entrepreneurs legally established in the territory.
Workers of construction companies demand the payment of Bs 309 million ($44.33 mn) corresponding to works executed in the 55 municipalities of Santa Cruz. They peacefully took over the installations of the Association of Municipalities of Santa Cruz (Amdecruz) and declared a hunger strike, indefinitely, until the contracting entities comply with the payment of the debts. Some 10,000 families depend on the sector.
In two weeks the ton of soybeans rose from Bs. 2,000 ($286.9) to Bs. 2,280 ($327.1). Despite the agreements signed with soybean producers, Cochabamba’s dairy, pork and poultry farmers expressed their concern on Monday about the increase in the prices of the product in disregard of the established resolutions and asked government authorities to agree on a single price.
The project of singani Herencia was born in 2008. The enologists discovered that the traditional process of producing singani could be improved not only thanks to the technology incorporated but also thanks to how they make base wine for the distillate. They used 67 kilos of Muscat of Alexandria grapes, using only the core of the cut from the heart of the distillation. Also, it needs to rest for ten years in stainless steel tanks to achieve its excellent organoleptic characteristics. This characteristic positions it as the purest product of the market. The first batch of Herencia has only 3,000 bottles.
The Association of Seed Producers (Asosemillas), stated that rice, soybean, corn and wheat crops with the use of certified seed do not exceed 45%, on average. According to Asosemillas’ calculations, about 55% of the agricultural fields in Santa Cruz, Beni and the Gran Chaco province of Tarija are planted with illegal seed that does not meet certification standards.
The blockade installed in the municipality of Guarayos, as a result of a problem with lots, caused a loss of more than 11 million Bolivians ($ 1.57 mn) in the livestock sector, which has been unable to move livestock to the department of Santa Cruz for five days.