SAN SALVADOR – U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, and authorities from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) kicked off the construction of the permanent bridge over the San Antonio River, the first project to start under USAID’s Tropical Storm Ida Reconstruction Project. The design and construction of the bridge, located 2.4 miles from the Port of La Libertad on El Salvador’s important Coast Highway, is valued at $ 1.9 million.
SAN SALVADOR–Over 400 micro and small businesses attended a financial services fair, hosted by USAID and the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE), where they were offered financing opportunities through 10 banks and two microfinance institutions. In addition, these micro and small businesses had the opportunity to receive technical advice through the Small Business Development Centers and the Business Development Municipal Units as well as business talks on various topics of interest to the sector.
SAN SALVADOR–The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented the results of the 2013 Municipal Competitiveness Index (MCI), reflecting improvements in the competitiveness level of 108 municipalities in El Salvador.
U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, along with Alfredo Cristiani, president of the Raíces Foundation; Ricardo Sagrera, founder and President of the ¡Supérate! Program; and Thania Segura, from Microsoft Latin America, inaugurated the seventh ¡Supérate! Center, the Raices Center in Soyapango.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Improving Access to Employment Program, along with Fe y Alegria and the Salvadoran Professional Training Institute (INSAFORP) awarded certificates to 50 new guidance counselors, who were trained in the use of the specialized portal “Choosing my Future” www.elijomifuturo.com.
Last updated: July 28, 2014