The Ecuadorian government hopes to set prices and models of electric induction cookers for December. This is within the project to replace gas stoves and remove the fuel subsidy.
Ramiro Gonzalez, Minister of Industries, said yesterday that after participating in an event with Ecuadorian and Argentine businessmen, the officials toured appliances industries of Cuenca, where they make kitchens for their prototypes. Gonzalez is scheduled for next week to visit two more in the capital that have also developed such devices.
“We have shown three prototypes: a three burners, a four and a six, they showed us the kits to replace the top of kitchens that are made in Ecuador,” said Gonzalez regarding the exhibits he attended.
The Ecuadorian government hopes to start this project in 2015 and so replace 3.5 million kitchens. According to Gonzalez the change can not be made “from one day to another.”