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These are the provisions of the Government of El Salvador to contain the COVID-19 pandemic so far, as determined by the president of the Republic, Nayib Bukele:   1. The Expanded Health Cabinet was activated, with daily meetings and monitoring to analyze the situation and take appropriate actions.   2. Since January, concrete actions have been initiated, such as sanitization of the International Airport, and the installation of thermographic cameras at the different borders of the country.   3. The free entry of foreigners is gradually being restricted until it is determined that none may enter to El Salvador by any means.   4. Salvadorans residents and diplomats entering the country will be subject to a 30-day quarantine without exceptions or privileges. Any person, Salvadoran or foreign, who attempts to enter the country through blind spots will be arrested.   5. Classes, workshops and diploma courses at all levels, in both the public and private sectors, have been suspended until 13th April or until new notification.   6. Public performances and sporting events have been suspended until new notification.   7. Outpatient care in all 31 national hospitals and all health units is suspended until new notification.   8. The…
The Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), in view of the measures decreed yesterday by the president of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, within the framework of the national emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, informs our staff and general public that:   - From now on, we will be implementing the off-site work mode exclusively for all employees aged 60 and over, and for pregnant women, so they must stay in their homes until new notification, and perform their duties from their place of residence.   - All other employees will work normally, on the established schedules, reminding them that must continue to comply the exceptional prevention measures.   PROESA is committed to protecting the health and lives of its workers.      San Salvador, March 16th, 2020     
The Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA) informs to the community that the public activities planned to be carried out by the institution are suspended until new notification.   This is in response to the declaration of a nationwide red alert issued today by the president of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, as a measure to safeguard the population from the threat of the COVID 19 virus.   All public activities scheduled by the directions in charge of Exports, Investments, Public-Private Partnerships and other operational areas of the institution are suspended.   As an institution of the Government of El Salvador, we encourage the population to keep calm, to inform yourself through official media and take into account the stipulated preventive measures.   PROESA is committed to the development of keeping an atmosphere of economic, political and social security that seeks the well-being of citizens.    March 13th, 2020   
The celebration of the 59th edition of the National Student Sport Games was announced yesterday with a conference given by the National Sports Institute (known as INDES) and the Ministry of Education (known as MINED). The event was attended by the president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), Salvador Gómez Góchez.   Thousands of student athletes are expected to take part in the days of competition to be held within the framework of these games.   The president of INDES, Yamil Bukele, gave the details of the competitions, the budget and the entertainment options to the audience.   "I congratulate the Ministry of Education and INDES for supporting the Salvadoran youth through sport and all the initiatives that president Nayib Bukele promotes for the benefit of our young people. These student games inspire our young people to compete honestly to be the best," head of PROESA said.   To find out more about the services offered by PROESA, visit our website at www.proesa.gob.sv. or call (503) 25927000   Follow us on our social media: Twitter: @PROESASV Facebook: @PROESAOficial YouTube: PROESA El Salvador    March 11th, 2020  
Projects valued at more than $9 million were inaugurated today by representatives of the government of El Salvador at the facilities of the Malecón Turístico at Puerto de La Libertad. These include the transformation of the handicraft dock and the amphitheater, new gastronomy areas, a crosswalk and the construction of the new Mercado del Mar.   This last project is a modern infrastructure, representing $5 million, which shelters boat cooperatives, seafood salespeople located before on the handicraft dock, and more than 43 gastronomy business.   "I invite Salvadorans abroad and foreign tourists to come to El Salvador and visit our beaches. With the Surf City project that president Nayib Bukele is promoting, today we are a reference in tourism around the world”, president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), Salvador Gómez Góchez, said, while was participating in the opening ceremony.   On the other hand, the minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, said that "we are working to create a gap of economic development and employment generation, through a leap in quality of tourism infrastructure; Salvadoran people deserves modern and accessible tourism spaces”.   The projects, which seek to guarantee the public access to…
The Government of El Salvador carried out the firm of the Legal Stability Contract between the Ministry of Economy (known as MINEC) and Sonsonate Solar company. This action has the approval of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA) and seeks to guarantee the legal security of investment in the strategic renewable energy sector, contributing to its growth and to sustainable economic and social development, and to employment generation in the country.   The signing ceremony was headed by the minister of economy, María Luisa Hayem; the representative of Sonsonate Solar, Sebastián Libkind; and the president of PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez, as a witness of honor.   According to minister Hayem, "this is the first act of this nature managed within president Nayib Bukele's Despegue Económico Plan, and the second one signed in the country's history. Actions such as these are being carried out thank to the confidence that this government brings to investors and which has been concretized with the teamwork of MINEC and PROESA".   On the other hand, the head of PROESA added that "this legal stability contract signed today constitutes more certainty and guarantee over time, which we are giving from…
Last week, the president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA) Salvador Gómez Góchez, visited Mall del Sol. This project under construction is developed by a Salvadoran abroad (SALEX) resident in Los Angeles, California. The mall is located in the department of Chalatenango.    “I would like to congratulate you for returning to the country, investing in your home country and generating sources of employment. Without a doubt, this is a sign that El Salvador is well seen from outside our borders”, Gómez Góchez said.   He added that "as PROESA we are supporting Salvadorans abroad who are investing in their places of origin, betting on the reactivation of the economy, through the Despegue Económico Plan, promoted by our president Nayib Bukele".   For his part, Roberto Solórzano, a SALEX investor, stated: "I would like to thank you for the support that PROESA has given us in making this type of investment. My expectations with the government of President Nayib Bukele are high, since he is supporting the investors".   Likewise, Gómez Góchez reiterated that one of the aims of the institution is to bet on the generation of jobs, through the implementation of…
Last week, the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA) participated in the inauguration of Hotel Boutique Casa 1,800, in the city of Suchitoto, an investment that has been constantly supported by PROESA for its development.   The project has been launched by the Tourist Group Salvadorean Tours, a Salvadoran capital firm, and it will generate about 50 jobs in the department of Cuscatlán.   The hotel has 12 rooms set and decorated under the inspiration of a colonial Suchitoto and the infrastructure chosen has been recognized as Cultural Heritage of El Salvador. It will join to Café 1,800, which already has creations of emblematic dishes, and is a friendly space with the environment, operating free of plastics.   This investment, explains the head of PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez, is a part of the Despegue Económico Plan, which is "a clear commitment to increase investment in El Salvador, to correct deficiencies and support economic areas that generate jobs, articulating all the State institutions and leading the country to true development.   The event was attended by the PROESA Investment Promotion manager, Vanessa Bandak; the general manager of the Salvadoran Corporation of Tourism, Juan José Pineda; the…
The launch of the international public tender for the implementation of the second public-private partnership (PPP) of El Salvador, constituted by the 143-kilometer highway lighting and video surveillance project, was made by FomilenioII / Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), together with the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), and the Ministry of Commerce and Investments.   The project consists of lighting and video surveillance road sections chosen from the departments of La Paz, La Libertad and San Salvador in order to provide users with an adequate quality of service through luminaires and increasing safety levels through the installation of LPR and PTZ cameras.   The road sections chosen are: Santa Tecla-La Libertad, La Gloria-El Espino, El Espino-San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez International Airport, and Plaza de Los Cocos-Zacatecoluca.   PROESA has directed from the beginning the pre-investment studies of the project, the economic and financial analysis, the writing of bidding rules and the promotion of the project, whose investment amounts to USD $ 14 million.   “In the first one hundred days of the administration of President Nayib Bukele, we launched the first public-private partnership in the…
The president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), Salvador Gómez Góchez, held an important meeting with representatives of the government and private companies of Peru, during his participation in the event called "Economic-commercial relations between El Salvador and Peru".   There, Salvador Gómez Góchez expressed that with this meeting "we reaffirm the commitment of the Government of El Salvador to continue working hard for the development and consolidation of trade and investment relations with Peru". Likewise, he recognized the contribution made to the country by important investment projects of Peruvian capital, such as OPP Film, Ransa, Química Nava, Roker Peru, San Miguel Industries and Quimelsa.   Also, he pointed out the agility with which the government of president Nayib Bukele has carried out processes such as the firm of the free trade agreement with South Korea, an action that seeks to place El Salvador as a point of reference for trade with East Asia.   During the activity, the assistants also knew information about investment and trade opportunities with El Salvador, with the support of PROESA, and they knew more details about the work and activities of the Salvadoran-Peruvian Chamber of Commerce (CALSAPE),…
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