The government reported on Thursday that gold production valued at at least US$1.8 billion smuggled out of the country without paying royalties or generating foreign currency.
Empresa Boliviana de Alimentos y Derivados (EBA) and the National Service of Protected Areas (Sernap) signed yesterday an interinstitutional agreement to produce 120 tons of honey per year. The interinstitutional agreement establishes the implementation of 4,000 hives in protected areas located in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija and Santa Cruz.
The Government of Tarija has a total debt of Bs 3,198 million ($458.8 mn) accumulated from 2011 to the first four months of this year. The goal within 60 days is to revert the curve of administrative spending above revenues in the Tarija Government.
The sugar agroindustries of Santa Cruz (Aguaí, Guabirá and La Bélgica) are defying the health and economic crisis. They have announced investment projects worth $108 million to boost the production of green fuel (ethanol), electric energy for the National Interconnected System (SIN) and to venture into new businesses (candy manufacturing), adding value to refined sugar.
The agreement signed between the two investment groups aims to reactivate the construction sector's productive chain and promote different projects. The Santa Cruz Financial Group S.A. (Banco Fassil) will finance Grupo Empresarial La Fuente with approximately $4.5 billion to carry out the urban development project La Nueva Santa Cruz Inteligente.