Twelve productive sectors ask for credit and the injection of $60 mn

An economic injection of at least 60 million dollars and the access to soft credits are the two main proposals, among about thirty, elaborated by 12 productive and entrepreneurial sectors and institutions of Cochabamba, to propose to the Governmen for the economic reactivation of the department.

Bolivia will be part of the UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) in 2021

Bolivia will again be part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) by 2021. Previously Bolivia was part of this Economic and Social Council in the period 2013-2015. Ecosoc is the United Nations entity that coordinates the work of 14 specialized agencies, functional and regional commissions.

Losses of more than $1 bn foreseen due to the paralysis of tourism

The Bolivian Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism (Abavyt) and the Private Sector of Tourism (SEPTUR), foresees that this year will close with losses of more than one billion dollars due to the paralysis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This forecast supported by a study by UNIFRANZ University and other companies. More than 100,000 direct jobs are at risk, many businesses involved in the tourism sector have closed, and as many have had to reduce their staff.