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With the shadow of Peru, transparency is the great theme of the IDB meeting

The harvest for Argentina in this meeting that brings together leaders and entrepreneurs from more than 40 countries in the region, is abundant.


Devdiscourse News Desk Argentina
Updated: 23-03-2018 15:43 IST
With the shadow of Peru, transparency is the great theme of the IDB meeting

On the first day of the 59th Annual Meeting of the IDB, the Idear Soluciones platform was presented, with panels of innovation and entrepreneurship. (Image credit: Flickr)

The ministers Rogelio Frigerio (Interior), Luis Caputo (Finance), Guillermo Dietrich (Transport), the government of Argentina, were the first members of the national cabinet that disembarked in Mendoza for the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), as per Clarin.

The harvest for Argentina in this meeting that brings together leaders and entrepreneurs from more than 40 countries in the region, is abundant. The ministers signed agreements and announced works in the order of USD 1000 million with IDB financing for the coming years.

"There is no doubt that Argentina is back because it has decided to face reforms that were long demanded," said IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and he reflected that "beyond the circumstance that the inflation target and other economic variables are not met, what we look at are the long-term goals".

According to Clarin, the president of the IDB recalled that the loans of the entity are for 25 and 30 years: "We look at the direction of the political changes and the structural reforms that give us full peace of mind. We want to help increase investment in infrastructure in Argentina so that it can have more competitiveness and growth. "

The resignation of the president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, involved in a corruption maneuver with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, got into the topics of the summit. Moreno said there is a "huge demand" from society for more transparency and that the IDB works to implement programs, "We ask not only for greater responsibility of the public sector, but also for the private sector in transparency," he said, as per Clarin.

On the first day of the 59th Annual Meeting of the IDB, the Idear Soluciones platform was presented, with panels of innovation and entrepreneurship, to share disruptive solutions to the challenges of development.

He gathered the experiences of visionaries from different parts of the world, who shared how they are improving lives in their countries before local and international entrepreneurs, as per Clarin.

Among them, creative, ministers, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and artists - from Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Panama, Spain, United States and England, were presented by the President of the IDB, who highlighted the remarkable progress that Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced and called on the audience to continue working together for the growth of the region.

According to Clarin, the sustainable mobility segment highlighted Gustavo Riart, a young Paraguayan entrepreneur who developed technological bus stops, unique in the world. Then there was a panel of experts on the subject that included Darío Hidalgo, a Colombian regional expert who has worked on the main success stories in urban transformation and public transport to María Fernanda Pacheco, an Ecuadorian who told how the sexual harassment warning system was implemented in buses through text messages: and to Minister Dietrich, who shared his vision on how to innovate transportation.

The segment of urban resilience began with the visionary David Rosenberg, American, founder of AeroFarms, who inspired with urban vertical agriculture, a solution that points to the future of agriculture. And it closed with Raisa Banfield, vice mayor of Panama, who invited to reflect on the importance of having more cities with more trees and less concrete.

According to the Clarin, last panel was an interview with screenwriter and filmmaker Juan Campanella, winner of an Oscar, who told how the audiovisual industry contributes to the economy of a country.

COUNTRY : Argentina

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