Carriers will wait for a second meeting to discuss rise in bus fares

President Rafael Correa invited yesterday, September 1, representatives of drivers unions to a lunch in Carondelet. About 130 union leaders, Ministers and Vice President Jorge Glas, were present at the meeting which lasted about two hours. The group led by Fabricio Vivanco,...

State Bank will continue granting loans to Municipalities

The Government’s announcement on the revision of subsidies to municipalities will not affect the credits granted by the Bank of the State to local governments. Manager Verónica Gallardo said that assignments that correspond to the autonomous governments will not be affected...

Only 99 of 221 municipalities updated their cadastral

Although the Code of Land Management, Autonomy and Decentralization (COOTAD for its Spanish acronym) determines that municipalities must update every two years its cadastral information; only 99 of the 221 have met this order. The cadastral registration of urban and rural...

Government will reduce contributions to the municipalities

President Rafael Correa announced that his Government will not fund municipal competences, so subsidies that are given to Autonomous Decentralized Governments (GAD for its Spanish acronym) will be reviewed. “If a municipality needs more money for its competitions, these...