ITALIAN EMBASSY PROMOTES BOLIVIA TO EXPATS

(VELINO) Roma, 22 Jun - The Italian Embassy in La Paz islaunching a new tool for Italians living in Bolivia andentrepreneurs interested in doing business in the SouthAmerican country. The 'Guida 2015' is the name of the 312-pagepublication, released in paper, digital and online format,which assembles 324 pictures and key information, inalphabetical order, on Bolivia. It includes the consularservices available, investment opportunities, Italiancooperation agreements and the list of the Italian firms inBolivia. The introduction offers updated information on theForeign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry, on ICE,Sace and Simest. The

(VELINO) Roma, 22 Jun - The Italian Embassy in La Paz islaunching a new tool for Italians living in Bolivia andentrepreneurs interested in doing business in the SouthAmerican country. The 'Guida 2015' is the name of the 312-pagepublication, released in paper, digital and online format,which assembles 324 pictures and key information, inalphabetical order, on Bolivia. It includes the consularservices available, investment opportunities, Italiancooperation agreements and the list of the Italian firms inBolivia. The introduction offers updated information on theForeign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry, on ICE,Sace and Simest. The publication includes also forms needed forapplications. "The publication offers a streamlined formatincluding all major information clearly expressed, writesAmbassador to Bolivia Placido Vigo in the introduction.Following the introduction, the handbook includes six sections,namely, information on Bolivia with everything regarding dailylife; services to the community, which offers a road map toconsular services and rates, business information forentrepreneurs; Italian Cooperation for Development, with allthe facts on the programmes accomplished in Bolivia and thecontacts of non-governmental organisations in the country; alist of the Italian firms on the Bolivian market; forms neededto access services offered to the community. In each section,the information is given in alphabetical order, for a moreeffective consultation. The political stability in Boliviasince the inauguration of the native President Evo Morales in2006, has been particularly favourable for the country'seconomy which accounted for over 5 percent average economicgrowth. The local government has obtained extraordinarymacro-economic results such as the drop in the rate of extremepoverty (from 45.2 percent down to 18.8 percent) and in therate of unemployment which has gone down to 3.2 percent, thelowest in the region (12.1 percent in 2005," explained theAmbassador. vel.

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