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Goal 2: Reduce firms costs due to infrastructure to improve their
competitiveness.
On Track



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In the second half of 2012, the Legislative Assembly approved measures to support the financing of the
modernization of the International Airport of El Salvador (AIES). The Central American Bank for
Economic Integration (BCIE) approved $92 million in AIES modernization financing. The Salvadoran Port
Authority (CEPA) is in the final stages of analyzing, with the assistance of US. Treasury technical
advisors, the most appropriate financing options to cover the full requirements of the AIES modernization
project which is set to begin during the first quarter of 2013. The USG continues to work with CEPA to
build a team of experts to form a project management office to administer the AIES master plan
expansion project, which the GOES is incorporating into a possible Millennium Challenge Corporation
(MCC) second compact. The consulting contract for the AIES master plan is expected to be awarded and
initiated by the end of 2012. CEPA has signed a $216,000 agreement with the US. Trade and
Development Agency (USTDA) to develop a bathymetric study, which consists of measuring the depth of
navigation canals and maneuvering marinas at the La Union Port. In collaboration with the USG, a solar
energy (photovoltaic) feasibility study for the GOES energy company CEL is underway and expected to be
completed in the first half of 2013. The two indicators for this goal are investment (public and private) in
infrastructure as percent of GDP, which will be reported for the next period and the Global
Competitiveness infrastructure index which ranked El Salvador 72 out of 144 in the 2012-2013 report.


On track 12. reduce overcrowding in prisons on track
Constraint 1: crime and insecurity
Goal 2: improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice procedures and practices
Goal 3: reduce the impact of organized crime on small and medium businesses,
Goal 4: facilitate economic growth by ensuring el salvador’s labor force is
Goal 5: remove assets from criminal organizations and fund and support security
Behind schedule
Goal 8: assist at-risk youth between ages 16-25 through efforts to afford them
Goal 9: support the pnc to strengthen its service orientation as a means for
Goal 10: improve educational opportunities for in-school and out-of-school youth
Goal 11: prevent crime and violence in key municipalities of el salvador and
Goal 12: reduce overcrowding in prisons, thereby allowing the salvadoran prison
Salvador, and help former offenders become full, contributing members of
Constraint 2: low productivity in the tradables sector
Goal 3: improve the quality of the education system in order to create a more
Goal 4: raise (net) tax revenues to 16 percent of gdp by 2015 and use public
Goal 5: support a strategy for attracting and promoting fdi and making el



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