Industrial chamber to push for changes

The chamber of industry proposes to do nothing less than change the development model of the country.

The chamber, correctly called the Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica, is presenting a series of proposals to the government during an all-day session Thursday at a local hotel. The idea is to change the government’s development plan, the Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2014-2018, in significant ways.

The chamber said that the initiative has as central themes innovation, competitivity, employment, human development and the environment. The chamber wants to free the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje from state control and make it a pubic entity. The chamber also said it will propose tax reform and standardizing the way government agencies make purchases.

Some government ministers and their staff members are expected to attend.

In the past, the chamber has expressed concern about the high price of electricity among other problems.

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