Bolivia aims to reduce extreme poverty from 17% to 9%

Bolivia aims to reduce extreme poverty from 17% to 9% -

The Bolivian government introduced the National Plan for Economic and Social Development plans to reduce extreme poverty by 17.3 percent 2014 to 9.5 percent until 2020 and reduced inequality between the very poor and the richest in the country last year 39 times to 25 times by 2020.

the government also recalled that in 05 before assuming the presidency the President Evo Morales on 22 January 06 that inequality between very poor and the richest was 129 times.

President Morales said 2016-2020 under this plan, known as Agenda Patriotica, moderate poverty will fall from 39.3 percent to 24 percent over the next five years.

also unveiled public investment projects in infrastructure and access to electricity to estimate an increase of gross domestic product (GDP) of 34,000 billion to 57,000 billion dollars in 2020, with an annual economic growth to date of 5.8 percent.

" is a great challenge, it is a commitment of those who are here in Quemado Palace (seat of government), "said Morales, who projected that by 2020 the per capita GDP will reach $ 5,000, or more than $ 00 06 indicator when he took control of the country for the first time.

Constitutionally, the current mandate of President Morales will end in 2020, but social organizations and the governing Movement to Socialism (MAS), promoted a referendum to be held on 21 February to amend the Constitution so that it can run for a third term ending in 2025.

Bolivian Planning Minister Rene Orellana, described the goals set by the government as "very ambitious" because it is expected enhance the production of productive sectors nontraditional against exploitation of minerals and natural gas remain the basis of the income of Bolivia.

Orellana said the plan takes into account the integral development to live well and puts emphasis on industrialization of natural resources and poverty reduction.

Bolivia and plans to invest more than 11,000 million dollars in the construction of roads and 12,681 million in the hydrocarbon sector and 5,854 million dollars to increase power generation, while investment in health will reach 1.700 billion in 2020, 10 times more than it had in 2014.

According to Morales, it is expected that by 2020 exports reached 16,000 million dollars and private investment equivalent to 8% of GDP.

He explained that the coverage of potable water service will be expanded from 92 percent in 2014 to 95 percent in 2020 urban and 66 to 80 percent in rural area.

the Plan of Social Economic Development plans to build 51,20 new housing and the improvement and expansion of 63,710 homes.

the President of the Bolivian Senate, José Alberto Gonzales said the presentation of the plan "is not electioneering" because it is part of the challenges assumed Morales in 2014, when he assumed the second period of the presidency of Bolivia.

gas coverage home grow 25 percent of households in 2015 (today is 582,312) to 50 percent in 2020.

Contemplate also the implementation of Universal Health Service and the construction of 75 technological technical institutes intermediate
cities Until 2020, 500 scholarships will be Bolivian professionals with masters and doctorates at universities abroad.

Source: Telam

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