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Are inviting national and foreign consulting firms, individually or in partnership, with expertise in Feasibility Studies, to express in writing at FOSEP's offices their interest in being invited to the international public bidding for the elaboration of the Feasibility Study for project 7241 entitled: "Construction of the Pacific Airport, in the eastern region of El Salvador", which will be developed within three hundred (300) calendar days.


The objective of the project is to prepare, from a technical, legal, economic, environmental and social point of view, a feasibility study that analyzes the construction of an international airport in the eastern region that will serve commercial passenger flights and provide a high level of service in accordance with international security standards, as well as the design of a business model.


This Feasibility Study consists of the assessment and selection of alternatives for the location of the airport, taking into account the following criteria: geology of the eastern region, road accessibility, protected areas, seismicity, climate, proximity to other airports, population clusters, travel times, among others. Furthermore, it has to consider that all the research, studies and designs that are carried out must be in accordance with the corresponding aeronautical regulations issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America (FAA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC); also, other national technical standards and regulations must be taken into account.


From the operational point of view, the Pacific International Airport project entails the construction and equipping of an airport complex on two levels with their respective boarding bridges, commercial areas and airfield; with a runway at least 3,200 meters long and 60 meters wide; built in an ideal location where the requirements and standards established by institutions such as ICAO, IATA, FAA and AAC are met; with spaces for passenger segregation, ground support areas, administrative and security offices, spaces for concessionaires, waiting rooms, circulation areas, sanitary services and technical rooms.


The requested study must provide the following information: market study, technical study, environmental study, social impact study, economic-financial study, legal study, cadastral and property registry study, business model definition study.


For the design of the economic and financial model, it is essential to consider everything related to the regulatory and legal framework applicable to the project. If the alternative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), it must consider what is stated in the Special Law of Public-Private Partnerships of El Salvador. The consultant must design the business model in question to determine whether it is feasible to carry out the project under this modality, in addition to establishing final conclusions and recommendations regarding the project. The consultant must present a draft of the bidding terms and contract that includes best international practices of this modality. 


The firms that possess experience in this field and that have personnel specialized in the subject and wish to be considered in the process should:


1.Send a letter of interest to FOSEP signed by the company representative. When participating as a partnership, no more than two companies should be involved, and the leading firm should be nominated as the one with the most significant technical responsibility for the development of the study. The individual expression of interest should be signed by the corresponding legal representatives or the one they appoint as the representative of the partnership. This step can be done by fax or e-mail and then be sent in original with the remaining information.


2. Register or update its information in the National Registry of Consultants (RNC) of FOSEP. In the case of Partnerships, each firm must be registered or updated separately.


3. Consulting firms that are not registered in FOSEP's National Registry of Consultants (RNC) must download the RNC Registration Form, which is available on FOSEP's website free of charge. If the consulting company wishes to be provided with it, it must be requested from FOSEP, and it will be sent to them via email. The Form must be completed and delivered in person to FOSEP's offices with all the information requested, complying with the requirements of the formats, as they are the basis for the prequalification of consultants.


4. Consulting companies that are already registered with the RNC of FOSEP and that have not been updated should proceed with their update through the Update Form found on the website or request it from FOSEP.


5. All the documentation mentioned above: Expression of Interest and Registration or Update in the RNC, must be delivered in person in Spanish, in the offices of FOSEP, the deadline for these procedures is Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., El Salvador time.


The interested parties are advised that Annex "B" section 2.02 of the Operational Regulations of the Global Pre-investment Programme III of FOSEP establishes: "A fully qualified consulting firm, which is an affiliate or subsidiary of a construction contractor, an equipment supplier or a Holding Company, is considered acceptable only if it agrees in writing to limit its functions to professional consulting services and accepts the contract it signs that the firm and its associates may not participate in the construction of the project, in the supply of materials and equipment for the project or in the performance of activities of a financial nature related to the program."


The study will be financed through the Salvadoran Fund for Pre-investment Studies -FOSEP, with funds from the Pre-investment Program Third Stage, Recoveries No. 860/SF-ES. 


FOSEP: Colonia San Benito, Boulevard del Hipódromo N.° 544, post office box N.° 3018. San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.

Fax (503) 2263-8076; phone number (503) 2263-7929, 2263-8099, 2264-4279

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MOPT: Plantel La Lechuza, Carretera a Santa Tecla km 5 1⁄2, San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.

Phone number (503) 2528- 3227, (503) 2528-3233

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Phone number: (503) 2537-1300

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Trabajos valorados en más de $9 millones inauguraron este día funcionarios del gobierno de El Salvador en las instalaciones del Malecón Turístico del Puerto de La Libertad. Estos incluyen la transformación del muelle artesanal y del anfiteatro, nuevas áreas de gastronomía, paso peatonal y la construcción del nuevo Mercado del Mar.


Este último es una infraestructura moderna, que representa $5 millones, que alberga a las cooperativas lancheras, a vendedores de mariscos antes ubicados en el muelle artesanal y más de 43 negocios de gastronomía.


“Invito a los salvadoreños en el exterior y al turista extranjero a que vengan a El Salvador y visiten nuestras playas. Con el proyecto de Surf City que está impulsando el presidente Nayib Bukele, hoy somos un referente en el turismo mundial”, aseguró el presidente del Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA) Salvador Gómez Góchez, quien participó del acto de inauguración.


Por su parte, la ministra de Turismo, Morena Valdez, expresó que “estamos trabajando para crear una franja de desarrollo económico y generación de empleos, a través de un salto de calidad en la infraestructura turística; la población salvadoreña se merece espacios turísticos modernos y accesibles”.


Los trabajos, que buscan garantizar que el acceso a las playas sea público, iniciaron a principios del mes de febrero, con la intervención de 1,200 metros de paseo marítimo, nuevas áreas de restaurante con plataformas tipo mirador y áreas recreativas. Estos se extenderán durante todo el 2020.


Para conocer más sobre los servicios que PROESA ofrece, visite nuestro sitio web: o llame al (503) 25927000.


Síganos en nuestras redes sociales:


Twitter: @PROESASV

Facebook: @PROESAOficial

Youtube: PROESA El Salvador



The launch of the international public bidding for the implementation of the second public-private partnership (PPP) of El Salvador, constituted by the 143-kilometer highway lighting and video surveillance project, was made by FomilenioII / Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), together with the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (known as PROESA), the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), and the Ministry of Commerce and Investments.


The project consists of lighting and video surveillance road sections chosen from the departments of La Paz, La Libertad and San Salvador in order to provide users with an adequate quality of service through luminaires and increasing safety levels through the installation of LPR and PTZ cameras.


The road sections chosen are: Santa Tecla-La Libertad, La Gloria-El Espino, El Espino-San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez International Airport, and Plaza de Los Cocos-Zacatecoluca.


PROESA has directed from the beginning the pre-investment studies of the project, the economic and financial analysis, the writing of bidding rules and the promotion of the project, whose investment amounts to USD $ 14 million.


“In the first one hundred days of the administration of President Nayib Bukele, we launched the first public-private partnership in the history of El Salvador to an international public tender. And now, a short time later, we are already launching the second one. PROESA is the governing body of public-private partnerships in El Salvador, and as such, we are committed to continue supporting the development of PPPs because we contribute to the country's progress. These actions are also part of the Economic Takeoff Plan, promoted by President Bukele, which is already reviving the national economy”, president of PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez, said.


After this announcement of the launch of the bidding process, the promotion of the project and the bidding rules for potential applicants will be carried out, as well as the clarification of doubts in this regard, the review of bids and the award of the project.


The event was chaired by the Presiding Commissioner, Carolina Recinos; the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Romeo Rodríguez Herrera; the Acting Minister of the United States Embassy in El Salvador, Brendan O'Brien; and the Secretary of Commerce and Investments, Miguel Kattan. Also, it was attended by the President of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), Salvador Gómez Góchez.


A PPP is a contract between a public and a private entity, where the private party assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risks, in the design, financing, construction and/or operation of a public good or service, for a limited period, in exchange for its exploitation. In this way, the State can concentrate on the orientation of resources to social priorities.



Jueves, 27 Febrero 2020 11:01

Hotel Boutique Casa 1800 inauguration


On January 31st the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) participated in the inauguration of Hotel Boutique Casa 1800, in the city of Suchitoto, an investment that has been constantly supported by PROESA for its development.


The project was launched by the Tourist Group Salvadorean Tours, a Salvadoran capital firm, and it will generate about 50 jobs in the department of Cuscatlán.


The hotel has 12 rooms set and decorated under the inspiration of a colonial Suchitoto and the infrastructure chosen has been recognized as Cultural Heritage of El Salvador. It will join to Café 1800, which already has creations of emblematic dishes, and is a friendly space with the environment, operating free of plastics.


This investment, explains the head of PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez, is a part of the Despegue Económico Plan, which is "a clear commitment to increase investment in El Salvador, to correct deficiencies and support economic areas that generate jobs, articulating all the State institutions and leading the country to true development.


The event was attended by PROESA´s Investment Promotion Manager, Vanesa Bandak; General Manager of the Salvadoran Corporation of Tourism CORSATUR, Juan José Pineda; General Manager and Marketing Manager of Casa 1800, Cecilia Arias and Rodrigo Moreno; PROMERICA Banca Pyme´s manager, Mariella Orellana; and father Mario Orellana, presbyter of the Santa Lucia Church, in Suchitoto.


El lanzamiento de la licitación pública internacional para la puesta en marcha del segundo asocio público-privado (APP) de El Salvador, constituido por el proyecto de iluminación y videovigilancia de 143 kilómetros de carretera, fue hecho por parte de FomilenioII/ Corporación Reto de Milenio (MCC), en conjunto con el Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA), el Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOPT), y la Secretaría de Comercio e Inversiones.


El proyecto consiste en iluminar y videovigilar tramos elegidos de los departamentos de La Paz, La Libertad y San Salvador para proveer al usuario de una adecuada calidad de servicio mediante luminarias e incrementar los niveles de seguridad a través de la instalación de cámaras LPR y PTZ.


Los tramos elegidos: son: Santa Tecla-La Libertad, La Gloria-El Espino, El Espino-Aeropuerto Internacional San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, y Plaza de Los Cocos-Zacatecoluca.


PROESA ha dirigido desde el inicio los estudios de pre-inversión del proyecto, los análisis económicos, financieros, escritura de bases de licitación y promoción del mismo, cuya inversión asciende a USD $14 millones.


“En los primeros cien días de la gestión del presidente Nayib Bukele, lanzamos a licitación pública internacional el primer asocio público- privado en la historia de El Salvador. Y ahora, poco tiempo después, ya estamos lanzando el segundo. PROESA es el ente rector de los asocios público-privados en El Salvador, y como tal nos comprometemos a continuar apoyando el desarrollo de los APPs porque con ello contribuimos al progreso del país. Estas acciones también forman parte del Plan Despegue Económico, impulsado por el presidente Bukele, que ya está reactivando la economía nacional”, aseguró el presidente de PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez.


Luego de este anuncio de lanzamiento del proceso de licitación, se llevará a cabo la promoción del proyecto y de las bases de licitación a los potenciales postulantes, así como la aclaración de dudas al respecto, la revisión de ofertas y adjudicación del proyecto.


El evento fue presidido por la comisionada presidencia, Carolina Recinos; el ministro de Obras Públicas y Transporte, Romeo Rodríguez Herrera; el ministro consejero en funciones de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en El Salvador, Brendan O’Brien; y el secretario de Comercio e Inversiones, Miguel Kattan. Además, contó con la participación del presidente del Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA) Salvador Gómez Góchez.


Un APP es un contrato entre una entidad pública y una privada, donde la parte privada asume riesgos financieros, técnicos y operacionales sustanciales, en el diseño, financiamiento, construcción y/u operación de un bien o servicio público, por un período limitado de tiempo a cambio de su explotación. De esta forma el Estado puede concentrar la orientación de recursos a prioridades sociales.


Jueves, 27 Febrero 2020 09:46

Inauguración de Hotel Boutique Casa 1800


En fecha 31 de enero de 2020 el Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA) participó en la inauguración del Hotel Boutique Casa 1800, en la ciudad de Suchitoto, inversión que ha sido apoyada constantemente por PROESA para su desarrollo.


El proyecto ha sido puesto en marcha por el Grupo Turístico Salvadorean Tours, firma de capital salvadoreño, y generará alrededor de 50 empleos en este municipio del departamento de Cuscatlán.


El hotel cuenta con 12 habitaciones ambientadas y decoradas bajo la inspiración de un Suchitoto colonial y la infraestructura elegida ha sido reconocida como Patrimonio Cultural de El Salvador. Se unirá al Café 1800, que ya cuenta con creaciones de platillos insignia, y es un espacio amigable con el medio ambiente, operando libre de plásticos.


Esta inversión, explica el titular de PROESA, Salvador Gómez Góchez, forma parte del Plan Despegue Económico, que constituye “una clara apuesta por incrementar las inversiones en El Salvador, por corregir deficiencias y apoyar las áreas económicas que generen empleos, articulando todas las instituciones del Estado y llevando al país al verdadero desarrollo”.


Al evento asistió la Gerente de Promoción de inversiones de PROESA, Vanesa Bandak; el Gerente General de la Corporación Salvadoreña de Turismo, Juan José Pineda; la Gerente General y el Gerente de Mercadeo de Casa 1800, Cecilia Arias y Rodrigo Moreno; la gerente Banca Pyme de Banco PROMERICA, Mariella Orellana y el padre Mario Orellana; presbítero de la Iglesia Santa Lucía, de Suchitoto.


The Government of El Salvador is transforming schemes that allows revitalizing investments in the country with the goal of promoting future innovative projects in the areas of mobility, infrastructure and sustainability.


In that sense, El Salvador hosted the 34th edition of the Meeting of Governors of the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), bringing together more than 100 delegates from 8 countries, especially Ministers of Economy and Finance of Central America and the Dominican Republic, becoming the most important economic and social event in the Central American isthmus, wich also coincided with the visit of the risk rating agencies that have recently visited the country to reassess their rating.


The purpose of the meeting was to present the economic and fiscal bets of each member country.


El Gobierno de El Salvador está transformando esquemas que permitan revitalizar las inversiones en el país con el objetivo de impulsar futuros proyectos innovadores en las áreas de movilidad, infraestructura y sostenibilidad.


En ese sentido El Salvador fue sede de la edición 34 de la Reunión de Gobernadores del BID (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo), reuniendo a más de 100 delegados de 8 países, especialmente Ministros de Economía y Finanzas de Centroamérica y República Dominicana, convirtiéndose en el evento económico y social más importante del istmo centroamericano y coincide con la visita de las calificadoras de riesgo que recientemente han visitado al país para evaluar nuevamente su calificación.


La reunión tuvo por objetivo presentar las apuestas económicas y fiscales de cada país miembro.

El Salvador's exports in January 2020 totaled $ 509.8 million, higher by $ 26.5 million than in the same period of 2019, with an interannual growth of 5.5%, according to Banco Central de Reserva.


The manufacturing industry, including maquila, exported $ 491.6 million with an annual growth of 4.9%, equivalent to $ 23 million. The main sectors that contributed to the growth were: the production of food products ($ 105.2 million) and the manufacture of clothing ($ 94 million).


The United States demanded Salvadoran goods for $ 191.2 million, which represented 37.5% of the total exported, 2.1% less than last year. Honduras followed with $ 79.4 million, for a growth of 2.2%.


Regarding imports, they accumulated consumer goods for $ 368.1 million, which represented an additional 5.7%.


Las exportaciones de El Salvador en enero de 2020 sumaron $509.8 millones, superiores en $26.5 millones a lo registrado en el mismo período de 2019, con un crecimiento interanual de 5.5 %, reportó el Banco Central de Reserva.


La industria manufacturera, incluyendo maquila, exportó $491.6 millones con un crecimiento interanual de 4.9 %, equivalente a $23 millones. Los principales sectores que aportaron al crecimiento fueron: la elaboración de productos alimenticios ($105.2 millones) y la fabricación de prendas de vestir ($94 millones).


Estados Unidos demandó mercancías salvadoreñas por $191.2 millones, que representaron el 37.5 % del total exportado, 2.1 % menos que el año pasado. Le siguió Honduras con $79.4 millones, para un crecimiento de 2.2 %.


En cuanto a las importaciones, estas acumularon bienes de consumo por $368.1 millones, lo que representó un 5.7 % adicional.


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