© Reuters. Hernández exposes Jewish businessmen to the advantages of investing in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Nov 18 (.) .- The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, explained this Thursday to members of the Israelite Benevolent Society Shevet Ahim and the Hebrew Community of Panama, the investment opportunities offered by his country, reported a source official in Tegucigalpa.
Hernández presented the advantages of Honduras at a business meeting held in Panama, where he also seeks to encourage investors to take advantage of the Central American country’s tourism offer, the Honduran Presidency said in a statement.
The Honduran leader also presented businessmen with initiatives to promote development in the Gulf of Fonseca, in the Pacific, including the construction of a bridge that will link the municipality of Amapala, on Isla del Tigre, with Coyolito to the mainland.
The projects in the Gulf of Fonseca connect with a dry canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific, as well as other highways, ports and airports, which complement the logistics system of Honduras that will provide “facilities for trade and tourism not only for benefit of the country, but for the region ”, he added.
The head of state pointed out that Honduras has made “a leap in the immigration and customs system and our vision is for Honduras to be a competitive country on the issue of aviation and cargo.”
BETTER BUSINESS CLIMATE
In the business forum, Hernández explained that Honduras is a country “100 percent open” to trade, logistics and financial services, the exchange of goods and services, among others.
He stressed that in his Administration the country has achieved “the best business climate, with the best incentives, with a warm, hospitable and hard-working people.”
Hernández said that his government has dealt “strong blows” to organized crime and drug trafficking, and stressed that it is “no longer the most violent country in the world.”
He added that the Jewish community in Honduras is received “with open arms, with peace, security and with a better business climate.”
“Honduras is a land of opportunities and you are not going to be late; that is why I am here to invite you. And if you come to Honduras let me know, I will personally be on the airport runway to receive you,” Hernández said.
He said that he wants “every Honduran to know that this alliance is good for all of Honduras and that is why I invite you to open your minds and study the opportunities that Honduras can give you.”
The Jewish community is “trusting and investing to generate a better standard of living and opportunities in the country,” said the Honduran president.
Israel inaugurated its Embassy in Honduras the day before in a ceremony led by Hernández and Israel’s Minister of Strategic Planning, Eli Avidar.
The Honduran ruler inaugurated on June 24 in Jerusalem the diplomatic headquarters of Honduras, which operated in Tel Aviv.
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