Thanks to MCC investment, El Salvador inaugurates new El Amatillo customs facilities
The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Katherine Dueholm, together with the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, and other officials, attended the official inauguration of the new El Amarillo, La Unión customs facilities, built with funds from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and contributions from the Salvadoran government.
The El Amatillo customs office is the most important land border for merchandise traffic. Its new facilities and equipment required $15 million in U.S. cooperation and $13 million in counterpart funds from the Government of El Salvador.
“This investment will translate into lower costs for traders, more income and more jobs,” said Katherine Dueholm. Meanwhile, Minister Zelaya assured that thanks to the investment, the computer system to be used is one of the most modern in the region.