The subsidization of a shipping-vessel safety project in El Salvador is the latest overseas endeavor for which American taxpayers are footing the bill, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), an independent White House entity, is paying for an endeavor planned by the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma de El Salvador, or CEPA, the administrative body of that nation's port, railway, and airport infrastructure.
USTDA initially will take care of the cost of hiring a U.S. contractor to provide "technical assistance" specifically for the Port of La Unión Vessel Traffic Program. The initial grant to CEPA is $217,000. The agency did not disclose future potential costs.
A formal Request for Proposals is available upon request via USTDA’s online system.Bids are due June 29.
Source document: Solicitation #2012-51012A.
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