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The new legislature will have to analyze whether 10 of the 15 projects that the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (Proesa) have the green light; although some, such as the cargo terminal of the San Óscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez International Airport of El Salvador, managed to move on to the next phase.

 

The modern cargo terminal became the first public-private partnership (PPP) approved in the country in 2020. In September of that year, the entity launched the bids for the preparation of the feasibility study of the same, which will have an investment total of $ 14 million.

 

Another of the approved projects is the lighting and video surveillance of 143 kilometers of highway in strategic points of the country, which will benefit 10 municipalities in the departments of La Paz, La Libertad and San Salvador, and will generate safety and well-being for users who they travel those roads. It will cost $ 14 million.

 

Said project includes the security in sections of several highways from San Salvador to the air terminal, to the port of La Libertad, to Surf City and the contour from the Boulevard Constitución to Santa Tecla.

 

"El Salvador needs to take off in the economy, and PPPs have become an ambitious option in the current government's strategic agenda, since they are a tool that provides the opportunity to provide the country with works and services necessary for its development," he said. the owner of Proesa.

 

A total of 15 projects are in the pipeline, but will largely depend on the endorsement of the new legislation [1] ture, said José Collazo Hándal, director of APP at Proesa.

 

The associations will contribute to the recovery of the economy and the generation of more jobs, as well as to the relief of the State's finances.

 

The PPPs do not mean privatization, since the assets and property are not transferred, rather they are given in temporary administration so that the private sector can invest and repower, and after the agreed term it is returned to the public administration.

 

In addition, they are part of the government strategy of President Nayib Bukele and, therefore, of Proesa, an entity in charge of economic growth and the generation of more employment opportunities through public-private partnerships.

 

Viernes, 26 Marzo 2021 11:01

RANSA´s Success case

Ransa started his expansion to Central America in the year 2005, and El Salvador was the first country we arrived in the region. We thought of El Salvador because of its strategic geographic ubication, its first-class road infrastructure that connects with other countries and the specialized human talent. Since the beginning of our operations, we have been guided by one vision: turn logistics into the competitive advantage of Latin American companies.  

 

Our warehousing, transportation, distribution, fiscal warehousing, temporal warehousing, refrigerated logistics, value-added and document management services allow us to agilely integrate the logistics chain of our clients in our 4 locations nationwide. Today we can say that we are a consolidated Company and a reference in the logistics sector, being recognized for the third consecutive year by ASAC, Asociacion Salvadoreña de Agentes de Carga, as the “Best Logistics Operator in El Salvador”.

 

This growth and development has only been possible thanks to our more than 1,500 workers and our clients that allow us to fulfill our purpose: deliver wellbeing. 

 

Sergio Torrico, Vice President at Ransa Andean Region and Central America

 

Viernes, 26 Marzo 2021 10:59

Caso de éxito RANSA

Ransa inició su expansión a Centroamérica en el año 2005, y fue El Salvador el primer país al que llegamos en la región. Pensamos en El Salvador por su ubicación geográfica estratégica, infraestructura vial de primer nivel que conecta con otros países y el talento humano especializado.

 

Desde el inicio de nuestras operaciones nos hemos guiado bajo una única visión: convertir la logística en la ventaja competitiva de las empresas de Latinoamérica.

 

Nuestros servicios de almacenaje, transporte, distribución, almacenaje fiscal, almacenaje temporal, logística refrigerada, de valor agregado y gestión documental nos permiten integrar ágilmente la cadena logística de nuestros clientes en nuestras 4 sedes a nivel nacional. Hoy podemos decir que somos una empresa consolidada y referente en el sector logístico, siendo reconocidos por tercer año consecutivo por ASAC, Asociación Salvadoreña de Agentes de Carga, como el “Mejor Operador Logístico de El Salvador”.

 

Este crecimiento y desarrollo solo ha sido posible gracias a nuestros más de 1,500 trabajadores y a nuestros clientes que nos permiten cumplir con nuestro propósito: llevar bienestar.

 

Sergio Torrico, Vicepresidente de Ransa Región Andina y Centroamérica

 

The Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador PROESA, together with the Ministry of Economy, MINEC, and the Spanish company Ecosolar, inaugurated a new photovoltaic plant in El Salvador, an important energy project for the country, especially at a time of economic recovery.

 

The power station generated by the sun, located in the municipality of El Rosario, in the department of La Paz, had an investment of $ 13 million in construction and will have an installed capacity of 10 megawatts of nominal power, reported the Minec.

 

The photovoltaic farm has more than 34,200 solar panels, which will generate around 30,000 megawatt hours (Mwh) of clean energy per year, which will help provide electricity with lower costs to some 19,000 Salvadoran homes.

 

The Spanish company indicated that this project will contribute to the reduction of 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, which contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases, thus complying with the sustainable development objectives.

 

Each unit of energy in megawatt hours produced by the Ecosolar plant will cost about $ 55, which means that each unit generated will be marketed at 44% less compared to the price of long-term contracts for plants based on thermal generation. , which today costs about $ 98.

 

The representative of the Inversiones Ecosolar society, Marcos Gómez, explained that the country has an excellent radiation resource that places it in the world ranking within the 10 countries with the highest solar radiation.

 

He added that "the contribution of this type of project that contributes to the country's energy diversification is satisfactory and in some way, favors the mitigation of climate change that we are so concerned about."

 

For her part, María Luisa Hayem, head of the MINEC, assured that “actions like these confirm and reaffirm the Government's commitment to provide security legal to local and foreign investors, in a strategic sector for the country, such as electric power ”.

 

With this project, El Salvador's clean energy production reaches 300 megawatts, representing an investment of at least $ 540 million.

 

The official said that the legal stability contract signed with Ecosolar becomes the second within the management of the Government of President Nayib Bukele, and the third that has been signed in the history of the country.

 

The photovoltaic plant generated, only in the construction phase, around 300 new jobs, and about 150 indirect ones, and in the administrative and production area it will have a dozen additional jobs.

 

El Organismo promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador PROESA, junto con el Ministerio de Economía MINEC y la empresa española Ecosolar, inauguraron una nueva planta fotovoltaica en El Salvador, un importante proyecto energético para el país, especialmente en un momento de recuperación económica.

 

La estación de energía generada por el sol, ubicada en el municipio de El Rosario, en el departamento de La Paz, tuvo una inversión de $13 millones en la construcción y tendrá una capacidad instalada de 10 megavatios de potencia nominal, informó el Minec.

 

La granja fotovoltaica cuenta con más de 34,200 paneles solares, los cuales generarán al año alrededor de 30,000 megavatios hora (Mwh) de energía limpia, que ayudará a proveer electricidad con menores costos a unos 19,000 hogares salvadoreños.

 

La empresa española indicó que con este proyecto se aportará a la disminución de 15,000 toneladas de dióxido de carbono anuales, lo que contribuye a la reducción de los gases de efecto invernadero, cumpliendo así con los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.

 

Cada unidad de energía en megavatios hora producida por la planta de Ecosolar, costará unos $55, lo que significa que cada unidad generada se comercializará en un 44 % menos en comparación con el precio de los contratos de largo plazo de plantas con base en generación térmica, que hoy día cuesta alrededor de $98.

 

El representante de la sociedad Inversiones Ecosolar, Marcos Gómez, explicó que el país cuenta con un excelente recurso de radiación que lo sitúa en el ranking mundial dentro de los 10 países con mayor radiación solar.

 

Añadió que «es satisfactorio la aportación de este tipo de proyectos que contribuyen a la diversificación energética del país y de alguna manera, favorece la mitigación del cambio climático que tanto nos tiene preocupados».

 

Por su parte, María Luisa Hayem, titular del Minec, aseguró que «acciones como estas, constatan y reafirman el compromiso del Gobierno en brindar seguridad jurídica a inversionistas locales y extranjeros, en un sector estratégico para el país, como es el de la energía eléctrica».

 

Con este proyecto la producción de energía limpia de El Salvador alcanza los 300 megavatios, representando una inversión de al menos $540 millones.

 

La funcionaria dijo que el contrato de estabilidad jurídica firmado con Ecosolar se convierte en el segundo dentro de la gestión del Gobierno del Presidente Nayib Bukele, y el tercero que se suscribe en la historia del país.

 

La planta fotovoltaica generó, solo en la etapa de construcción, alrededor de 300 nuevos empleos, y unos 150 indirectos, y en el área administrativa y de producción contará con una decena de empleos adicionales.

 

La Libertad port will become in one of the most emblematics departments in El Salvador for tourism, with one of the most ambitious bets for “Surf City”, where there is working on the improvements to place amusements rides in Malecón of La Libertad Port.

 

The project consists in the installation of five mechanical rides: Ferris Wheel, Roller Coaster, Carousel, Frog Jump and Boat, which have been donated by the cooperation of the People's Republic of China. In this ambitious project, the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) has provided $ 4 million for the improvement works of the place.

 

"Surf City is not a physical space, but it is the strategy with which we are developing the entire tourist chain that we have in the coastal-maritime zone, it is a circuit of 50 beaches in which infrastructure is being developed.

 

The Surf City amusement park has an area of ​​4,000 square meters and it is located in the tourist complex.

 

"The amusement park 'Surf City' will change the way of doing tourism in the area, in addition to the improvement works that are being carried out in the facilities we will have a development of the tourist infrastructure only in La Libertad of 27%".

 

The project is 50% complete, where the spaces for eight restaurants with capacity for 768 seats are adapted and four commercial premises are built, which include viewpoints on the second level, with natural finishes, trees, expansion of the existing green areas , new public spaces and rooms, such as parks equipped with showers, street furniture and shaded benches. It is projected to work later this year.

 

"The works being carried out are adaptation, construction and expansion of areas to provide new recreation areas, consumer areas, universal accessibility, free pedestrian access and the park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,"  although initially it is projected to be open until 10:00 at night.

 

With the projects, more than 100 tourist companies in the area will benefit and will generate better jobs in the sector and the visit of 1 million people, between nationals and foreigners.

 

Surf City is the Government's great bet to turn El Salvador into a world-class destination, where everyone wants to visit, invest and live.

 

La Libertad se convertirá en uno de los departamentos más emblemáticos para el turismo del país, con una de las apuestas más ambiciosas: el ‘Surf City’, donde ya se están realizando los trabajos de mejoramiento para colocar juegos mecánicos en el complejo turístico de El Malecón del Puerto de La Libertad.

 

El proyecto consiste en la instalación de cinco juegos mecánicos: Noria, Roller Coaster, Carrusel, Salto de Rana y Barco, que han sido donados por la cooperación de la República Popular China. En este ambicioso proyecto, el Ministerio de Turismo (Mitur) ha dispuesto $4 millones para los trabajos de mejoramiento del lugar.

 

«Surf City no es un espacio físico, sino que es la estrategia ancla con la que estamos desarrollando toda la cadena turística que tenemos en la zona franja costeromarina, es un circuito de 50 playas en las que se está desarrollando infraestructura», detalló la titular.

 

Aseguró que el parque de diversiones Surf City cuenta con una extensión de terreno de 4,000 metros cuadrados y se ubica en el complejo turístico.

 

«El parque de diversiones ‘Surf City’ cambiará la forma de hacer turismo en la zona, además de las obras de mejoramiento que se están ejecutando en las instalaciones tendremos un desarrollo de la infraestructura turística solo en La Libertad del 27 %», señaló Valdez.

 

El proyecto lleva un avance del 50 %, donde se adecuan los espacios para ocho restaurantes con capacidad para 768 sillas y se construyen cuatro locales comerciales, los cuales incluyen miradores en el segundo nivel, con acabados naturales, árboles, ampliación de las áreas verdes existentes, nuevos espacios públicos y de estancias, como parques equipados con duchas, mobiliario urbano y bancas bajo sombra. Se proyecta que funcione a finales de este año.

 

«Los trabajos que se ejecutan son de adaptación, construcción y ampliación de áreas para dotar de nuevas zonas de recreación, áreas de consumo, accesibilidad universal, libre acceso peatonal y apertura del parque 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana», dijo Valdez, aunque en un principio se proyecta que este abierto hasta las 10:00 de la noche.

 

Con los proyectos, se beneficiarán a más de 100 empresas turísticas de la zona y generará mejores empleos en el sector y se proyecta la visita de 1 millón de personas, entre nacionales y extranjeros.

 

Surf City es la gran apuesta del Gobierno para convertir a El Salvador en un destino de clase mundial, donde todos quieran visitar, invertir y vivir.

 

La Libertad port will become in one of the most emblematics departments in El Salvador for tourism, with one of the most ambitious bets for “Surf City”, where there is working on the improvements to place amusements rides in Malecón of La Libertad Port.

 

The project consists in the installation of five mechanical rides: Ferris Wheel, Roller Coaster, Carousel, Frog Jump and Boat, which have been donated by the cooperation of the People's Republic of China. In this ambitious project, the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) has provided $ 4 million for the improvement works of the place.

 

"Surf City is not a physical space, but it is the strategy with which we are developing the entire tourist chain that we have in the coastal-maritime zone, it is a circuit of 50 beaches in which infrastructure is being developed.
 

The Surf City amusement park has an area of ​​4,000 square meters and it is located in the tourist complex.

 

"The amusement park 'Surf City' will change the way of doing tourism in the area, in addition to the improvement works that are being carried out in the facilities we will have a development of the tourist infrastructure only in La Libertad of 27%".

 

The project is 50% complete, where the spaces for eight restaurants with capacity for 768 seats are adapted and four commercial premises are built, which include viewpoints on the second level, with natural finishes, trees, expansion of the existing green areas , new public spaces and rooms, such as parks equipped with showers, street furniture and shaded benches. It is projected to work later this year.

 

"The works being carried out are adaptation, construction and expansion of areas to provide new recreation areas, consumer areas, universal accessibility, free pedestrian access and the park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,"  although initially it is projected to be open until 10:00 at night.

 

With the projects, more than 100 tourist companies in the area will benefit and will generate better jobs in the sector and the visit of 1 million people, between nationals and foreigners.

 

Surf City is the Government's great bet to turn El Salvador into a world-class destination, where everyone wants to visit, invest and live.

 

The wind turbines are ready to work. The energy generation throug wind there wont be something the El Salvador could envy.

 

The Ventus eolic Project, property of Tracia Network Corporation, a company that operates two eolic parks in Guatemala and Nicaragua.

 

The mounting has finished and it´s expected to have culminated the commissioning (testing stage) of the last wind turbine for the first weeks of March 2021.

 

The Project has 15 wind turbines of 120 meters high (the highest of the region), each has 3 blades of 67 meters, per year, it will generate 170 gigavatios/hour (GWh).

 

The eolic park is located in Municipality of Metapán, Santa Ana department.

 

By venturing into this type of project, the country will be producing an extra 54 megawatts (MW), through wind energy, which will avoid the emission of 200,000 tons of CO2 per year.

 

In addition, the work will help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, offer the country stability in the price of energy and diversify the energy matrix.

 

The company indicated that the project does not have a specific sector to which it will be injected, but that the energy generated is delivered and distributed through the national electricity grid, benefiting the entire country.

 

Initially, the investment estimate for the project was $ 73.23 million. «The amount of the investment is considerable, and contributes to the indicators of foreign direct investment in the country. This investment is a real sign of the confidence that El Salvador is generating at the regional and international level, ”said the project manager.

 

At the time of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the infrastructure had an approximate progress of 45%, but then it experienced a delay in the activities of unloading, transportation and assembly of the main components of the park, including wind turbines and other equipment.

 

Upon completion of construction, Ventus will have the installed capacity necessary to supply the demand of 100,000 Salvadoran homes. The construction of the park has generated more than 1,300 direct jobs during the construction phase, and another 20 when it begins its operation phase.

 

The company indicated that they are open to future investments, specifically in the energy sector, in case there is a commercial opportunity that gives it viability to finance them, since they are long-term and require energy sales contracts in the same terms.

 

Aeronautics is seeking new international companies to land on Salvadoran lands so that they can take off the country's economy after the stagnation caused by COVID-19.

 

José Emilio Márquez, specialist in investment promotion of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (Proesa), said that currently El Salvador is prepared to serve all types of companies that want to venture into the sector in charge of flying the skies Salvadorans.

 

Despite the fact that the industry has been in turbulence due to the pandemic, between 2019 and 2020, it represented $ 321.3 million in exports of maintenance and repair services and, in addition, $ 26.7 million in cargo movement.

 

According to the specialist, that means at the national level an increase of 10.1% of the services exported in 2020, that is, a growth of $ 57.4 million compared to previous years.

 

The capital collection obtained in these years is due, according to the expert, to the companies operating in the country, which generates confidence in other nations of the world so that they have El Salvador on their radar for new investments.

 

"The experience and recognition that El Salvador has as a country that specializes in the field and with a successful experience in the development of the industry, has given it credibility with industries in the same sector but that are international," he explained.

 

The expert in the industry in charge of transport in the sky reported that, at present, they are working on creating a cluster that serves to seek new investments in the country and stressed that the Salvadoran territory has specialized services for aircrafts, such as Maintenance , Repair and Operation (OMR, for its acronym in English).

 

In addition to commercial aircraft services, aeronautics on the ground, business opportunities in helicopter assembly, it is believed that there is an opportunity in the manufacture of aircraft or light aircraft fuselages and in the creation of parts such as for ailerons and engines.

 

Also, according to Márquez, other opportunities offered by El Salvador are the painting and maintenance of aircraft interiors, repair, change and reconstruction of seats, the creation of aeronautical harnesses, the assembly of aerostructures, workshops for component maintenance and warehousing distribution services for aeronautical parts.

 

On the other hand, the specialist indicated that the country makes investment possible, since it offers a regulatory framework in terms of incentives and makes use of legal instruments such as: the International Services Law, which offers incentives in the logistics part, call center services , and allows tax extensions, import duties, and income tax exception.

 

Márquez said that he is also betting on the transformation of the plastic sector and the mechanical metal sector, so that they can become, at first, producers of inputs for the industry and contribute to the generation of employment.

 

Only in El Salvador, aeronautics generates between 14,000 and 16,000 jobs between direct and indirect. Also, the salary in the sector is between $ 700 and $ 1,000.

 

Industry in turmoil due to pandemic

At the international level, aeronautics fell between 44% and 80% in the number of passengers they move, that according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); However, prior to the pandemic, the sector had been growing 3.1% annually.

 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA, for its acronym in English) maintains that the item would be recovering to levels of previous years until 2024; however, specialists from the country believe that El Salvador could stabilize before that date.

 

Sector Profile

In North America, the sector represents 41% of the economy of those countries and in Latin America only 5%.

Last year the sector fell by 44% and 80% in the number of passengers they handle, according to the International Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Aeronautics represents 4.1% of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

El Salvador's experience in the field and in the development of the industry have given it credibility at the international level.

José Emilio Márquez, PROESA Promotion specialist for Aeronautics

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