Richest man in the world supports Honduras [business]

Posted on February 22, 2011

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Honduras for saleAccording to Foreign Minister, Mario Canahuati, billionaire Carlos Slim, considered the richest man in the world by Forbes magazine, has agreed to participate in the event “Honduras is Open for Business” to be held in May of this year in San Pedro Sula.

The 70 year old Mr. Slim (of Mexico), is estimated to be worth 53.5 billion dollars, even topping Bill Gates of the United States, who has acquired 53 billion.

“Honduras is Open for Business” aims to promote Honduras as a destination for foreign investment, and Minister Canahuati proudly conveyed more than 55 foreign companies have confirmed their participation in the event.

The event is being held in San Pedro Sula on May 5th and 6th, when the country intends to project “a different Honduras, a Honduras that is ready to receive investors,” according to the Minister.

Among the participants, he added, “we have now confirmed an employment representative from Taiwan,” and “we have also confirmed an investment project coordinator from mainland China.” He said several Central American leaders who have made the decision to stand by President Lobo will also participate, allowing this event to take place with “the support of the international community.”

Canahuati reaffirmed that the conclave will be presented over 100 investment projects with “laws that will ensure that Honduras becomes a country of investment. ”

He explained that as preparatory steps, he will be “Socializing the project, working with different ministries, and incorporating employers to be fully involved” as well as the media, workers, and civil society in general.

SOURCE: Honduras News