From a press release by the presidency of Honduras:
The presidential appointee and Minister of the Presidency, Marie Antoinette Guillen has announced that Thursday June 13 will see the start of a tender process for the purchase of computers to be distributed in schools as part of ‘Educatrachos’, also known as "one laptop per child".
"On this day the bids received will be publicly opened in a televised ceremony and in the presence of the national press in order to ensure transparency in the process", Guillen said.
The official said that the measure was taken because the Honduran people are tired of direct purchases in the government.
The Educatrachos program, which is promoted by the President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and managed by the Secretariat of the Presidency, hopes to provide computers to 500 schools, which will allow 54,000 low-income children have access to technology.
The company has two months to submit a new plan to the Executive on the integration of corporate governance and the search for a new strategic partner.
So ordered the Minister of the Presidency, María Antonieta Guillén. This comes after the granting of an extension to the term of the commission set up by the Honduran Telecommunications Company (Hondutel).
The sum of the external public and private debt reached a balance of $5.456 billion, 12.7% higher than that recorded at the end of December 2012.
The country is facing a severe financial crisis fueled by a runaway fiscal deficit and runaway government spending.
In the last few days, Mauricio Diaz Burdett, coordinator of the Social Forum of External Debt and Development of Honduras (Fosdeh) noted that the Honduran state institutions can not recover in financial terms, therefore he advocated the formulation of an international financial rescue plan.
The company Chin Lin, maker of high-definition monitors, analyzes the construction of a manufacturing plant in the country.
The news was announced during a tour of Taiwan by a Honduran delegation, headed by presidential appointee Samuel Reyes.
"The Chin Lin company also manages the One Laptop Per Child program (OLPC) which president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, will promote in the coming months in order to meet one of his campaign promises," writes Latribuna.hn in an article.
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