Friday, 09 February 2024 04:15

El Salvador to become first country to repair shipyards

Written by Karla Gutiérrez

The Presidential Commissioner for Strategic Projects, Cristian Flores informed that the feasibility study will begin this month and will be in charge of the Korean consulting firm Daeyoung Engineering, selected last december.



El Salvador will become the first country in the region with a shipyard, from northern Mexico to Ecuador.

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According to Flores, it has the support of experts in the industry of repair and maintenance of large vessels.

According to the official, important shipping companies in the world have increased their presence in Pacific Ocean destinations and consequently the sector has increased the demand for repair and maintenance services to maintain its commercial activity.

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The Presidential Commissioner for Strategic Projects, Cristian Flores, expects the results of the study to be ready next november.

He announced that in the next few days the Commission for Strategic Projects, together with the economic and diplomatic areas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will receive the official delegation of the consulting firm, whose objective is to define in detail the scope of the project and interact with the pertinent governmental entities.

The shipyard project will be a competitive advantage of the country's location in the center of the continent, a location that allows it to capitalize on the demand for large vessels in an area where there are no nearby options.


Translated by: A.M