Meat sales abroad in the first half of the year amounted to $207.8 million, 14% more than in the same period in 2013.
Exports of milk in the period in question also showed a better performance despite the drought affecting some of the country's production areas, since they increased by 17% compared to the first half of 2013.
In the case of milk production, the vice president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Dairy businesses (Canislan), Wilmer Fernández told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... '((The drought) itself is striking (producers) in the dry corridor, but in terms of overall production volumes have actually increased. This is reflected in exports (...) This is not to say there are no encumbrances, but overall, in terms of the industry, there are no concerns about supply to the domestic market and exports. '"
A proposal has been made to demand a definite time frame from the Brazilian consortium Eletrobras and Queiroz Galvao to start the construction of the hydroelectric dam Tumarín, which has been announced several times but has never materialized.
Presidential adviser Bayardo Arce told Laprensa.com.ni that it has been suggested to the government of Daniel Ortega that a deadline be set for the start of the work, seeing as the project should have started in July and to date, the consortium has only demanded additional compensation without giving details on the start of the project.
Sales of the grain up to June 2013 increased from 173,075 bags weighing 60 kilos to 303,642 bags up to the same month this year.
The Nicaragua Center for Exports said that while the annual change was positive, "... the exports accumulated in the first nine months of the current cycle 2013/14 compared to the same period of the previous crop fell by 15% to 1.29 million bags weighing 60 kilos. "
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration has announced that it has resources available to finance in Nicaragua part of the project by a consortium of Brazilian companies.
Days after the Hydro consortium of Nicaragua (CHN) requested compensation for the risk of a drought possibly affecting the financial performance of the project, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) stated its willingness to finance part of the hydroelectric dam.
The forestry sector has indicated there is arbitrariness on the part of the authorities in the implementation of the new law and bureaucratic barriers to production and exports.
Manufacturers and exporters of wooden have complained to the authorities of the National Forestry Institute (Inafor) over lack of precision in the implementation of the law, creating delays and cost overruns in the marketing process of wood.
Without revealing how it will be financed, HKND Group has presented a draft design which as well as the canal also includes deepwater ports, a free trade zone, a resort, an airport and an artificial lake.
Amid concerns about the lack of information regarding the source of funds to finance the mega project, the government of Nicaragua and HKND reported that the project, in addition to the construction of the canal, will include the construction of two deepwater ports, a free trade zone, a resort and an airport north of Rivas.
The World Bank points to macroeconomic stability and the energy matrix, as factors that make investment in the country attractive.
The managing director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank (WB), Sri Mulyani Indrawati pointed to Nicaragua as the Latin American country with the "healthiest portfolio of projects," pointing to the $700 million which has been awarded in loans.
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