There are less than 1,000 veterinarians in the country, an insufficient amount to meet the growing demand for specialized attention demanded from the agricultural sector.
"... Johnny Alfaro, 26, a veterinarian and animal scientist who graduated in 2014, cited the example that in the municipality of San Marcos, Carazo, there are only about 3 or 4 and some veterinary clinics have no veterinarian. 'Really, there is a need for quite a lot of veterinarians, because the demand is great, especially as people need a home visit because they can not bring their pets to clinics let alone cattle.'"
In the first half the year slaughter went up by 6% compared to the same period in 2014, and the industry expects to end 2015 with an annual increase of 8%.
In the case of egg production the increase during the first half of the year compared to the same period of 2014 was 11%, according to figures from the Central Bank of Nicaragua. Data from the entity indicates that between January and June 2015 production amounted to 24.8 million dozen. In this category, the poultry industry expects to close 2015 with an annual increase of 8%.
Cemex has launched the first phase of its cement plant in the municipality of Ciudad Sandino, with capacity to produce 220,000 metric tons.
The first stage of the cement processing plant required an investment of $ 30 million, and Cemex announced that it plans to invest another $ 25 million for the operation of the second phase, scheduled to end in 2017, increasing total production capacity in the country to approximately 860 metric tons. "... Currently it processes a little over 450,000 metric tons at its plant in San Rafael del Sur, 45 kilometers southwest of Managua. "
Approved resources from an international loan will be allocated to infrastructure improvements at the customs offices of Peñas Blancas, San Pancho and Guasaule.
One of the purposes of the improvements to be undertaken at the customs offices is to reduce the time it takes to process control of goods in transit, something that Nicaraguan businessmen and the region have complained about repeatedly.
The mayoral office of Managua has announced that it is preparing a tender for the second phase of a smart intelligent traffic lights system in the capital and the expansion of the control center.
The first phase of the installation of intelligent traffic lights was implemented last year but is still in the testing stage. Despite this, the mayor of Managua plans to continue with the second part, "... which corresponds to installing devices in Pista Solidaridad and part of the avenue Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, also included is the extension of the control center, located in the Central Hall. "
In the remainder of the year B2Gold plans to invest $23 million in mining work, expansion of tailings dam and other works in the La Libertad gold mine in Chontales.
In addition, the concessionaire plans to invest $5 million in exploration in areas close to the mine and within the concession area. Representatives from the B2Gold predict closing 2015 with a total production of between 135,000 and 145,000 ounces of gold from the La Libertad and Santo Domingo mines.
It has been announced that the terms of reference are being prepared for a tender to build a coffee analysis laboratory.
Although a specific location has not yet been defined, Jose Angel Buitrago, president of the Coffee Exporters Association of Nicaragua (excan), told Laprensa.com.ni that it will most likely be built in Sébaco, Matagalpa.
The tourism industry supports the reform of the bill on coasts proposed by the government, which grants municipalities with the responsibility to coordinate real estate development in coastal areas of the country.
"Using a public-private partnership we can accomplish the great work of definitively reorganizing the coast and also provide training for mayoral offices so that they understand Law 690 works.'"
A gap in the legislation prevents large energy consumers and businesses from negotiating and buying power directly from generators.
Large energy consumers could eliminate intermediation, qualifying as market agents and buying the energy they consume directly from generators, were it not for the fact that there is no legal clarity on which is the state institution responsible for granting the authorization.
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