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At the end of El Salvador logistics forum 2030

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At the end of 2013 it is expected to have a document of the obility strategy, said Gerson Martínez, Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Urban Development, in the closing of El Salvador Logistics Forum 2030, organized by the Government of El Salvador, with the support of MOP, and the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, through the Competitiveness Initiative. This activity was supported by the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) and the United Nations System in El Salvador.

Juan Pablo Rivas, president and CEO of the Bogotá Trade Zone, in his conference “Trade Zones: Economic development poles. Experience of world success in Latin America” said that one of the challenges that we currently have “is to have achieve higher growth than the one is being achieved in the region; for the region to be out of poverty the growth must be greater than 6%” to do this, El Salvador should focus on a better range of services: “The investment will always be where they are offered the best possible service and support” he said.

In line with this, the fifth and final panel discussion forum focused on “The Role of the Available airport lands and territorial development of El Salvador” That was moderated the second time in the day by John Opertti, consultant of the United Nations Office for Project Services and CEO of the Chamber of Uruguay trade zones. Francisco Lazo, Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Ministry of Economy, Jaime Campos, general manager of George C. Moore, and Juan Pablo Rivera were the panelists.

Taking strategic points about ports and the available airport lands is what the groups are looking for promoting the creation of a national logistics policy, constituted by various institutions that are part of public, private and academic sector in El Salvador, said Opertti. The goal should be, he said, that later this year, this policy can be delivered to the presidential candidates so that they can commit to it before the election, as well as the creation of a national logistics table.

The area of the International Airport of El Salvador in San Luis Talpa, provides conditions for other productions, different from the port of La Unión, said Lazo. Regarding to the project by the Autonomous Executive Port Commission about the areas of logistics activities on some lands near the AIES, Juan Pablo Rivera believes that “ Is very interesting and ambitious: it should be an opportunity for companies that are already taking activities (logistics) in El Salvador can sit with the public sector to generate more investment”. Campos, meanwhile, stressed that our country has great potential because of the talent of Salvadorans: “It´s just the country market to achieve a better way.”

“The task ahead,” said Gerson Martínez at the closing ceremony, “is to accelerate the pace so that (in the end of 2013) we could have a document that can be validated in the mobility strategy, it means transport logistics and ports”. In this proposal are the bases for a national logistics policy, what has been repeated through the El Salvador Logistics Forum 2030: “we have left the task of systematizing all the knowledge and experiences acquired in this forum” he added.

Persons attending the forum were between 240 and 147 people each day. Among the institutions present in the forum are: the National Association of Private Enterprise, Shipping and / or Port Representatives Companies, Salvadoran Industrial Association, Maritime Port Authority, the Inter-American Development Bank, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador, Salvadoran Chamber of Construction Industry, Exporters Corporation of El Salvador, Dr. José Matías Delgado University, Don Bosco University and UNOPS.


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Actualizado 06/20/2013
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