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MAYOR OF ECUADORIAN CAPITAL SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR STATE OF THE ART GLOBAL AIRPORT

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Quito to become regional trade hub, signing contract with
concessionaire Quiport

The Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, signed an agreement on Monday to formalize Quito’s partnership with the global concessionaire Quiport to manage Quito’s new international airport.

The new airport replaces the existing Mariscal Sucre Airport in the center of the city and is the only new international airport currently under construction in Latin America. It will be located roughly 15 miles outside the capital in Tababela.

“The city of Quito is excited about this opportunity which will provide excellent possibilities for growth in our tourism, exports, businesses and services,” said Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito. “It brings us great promise and hope for job creation and development in our country.”
The new facility is set at a lower altitude and will have longer runways, improving the safety of passengers to and from Ecuador’s capital city and allowing greater peace of mind and safety for the thousands of Ecuadoreans currently living near Mariscal Sucre Airport. The new airport’s improved infrastructure will make it easy for airlines to expand their services to Quito and allow for improved international service.

Airport construction is on schedule for completion in the summer of 2012 and has already created over 5,000 jobs, according to Quiport, a private capital firm formed by investors in Canada, the United States and Brazil. Quiport will lead the airport’s construction, management system and administration.
The $684 million agreement with Quiport comes less than a week after Ecuador completed three loan agreements with the Inter-American Development Bank totaling $212 million for improvements to the country’s infrastructure.
“We’re thrilled to see that investment and trust in Ecuador is growing quickly and we’re confident these projects will continue to help our nation grow and reach its full potential,” said Luis Gallegos, Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States.

Washington DC, January 31, 2011


CONSULS OF ECUADOR MEET IN WASHINGTON TO STRENGTHEN CITIZEN SERVICE

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The training and updating workshop for the Consuls of Ecuador in the United States took place at the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington on December 2 and 3, 2010, during which were addressed the issues relating to consulate theory and practice, overseas voting, consulate services for citizens, trade and investment promotion, tourism promotion, human trafficking and smuggling, projects by the National Secretariat for Migrants (SENAMI), and the procedures of the Customs Agency of Ecuador (CAE). Additionally, the Consuls were able to meet the U.S. standards of care for unaccompanied minors, consular notification, and the procedures applied by the Department of State, of National Security, and of Health in the United States.

Ideas, criteria, and experiences were exchanged in the workshop regarding consular efforts to provide more and better services for Ecuadorian migrants.

Washington DC, December 4, 2010


ECUADOR PARTICIPATES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK’S FAMOUS CHOCOLATE SHOW

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Trade Office of Ecuador in New York organized Ecuador’s participation, for the first time with an institutional stand, in the New York Chocolate Show, whose 13th annual event took place in the Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion, from November 11-14, 2010.

This show is dedicated completely to chocolate, being the most important and specialized of its kind in the United States and is organized in the cities of various countries around the world, such as England, France, Russia, China, Spain, Egypt and Japan. More than 65 companies of fine chocolate from all over the world participated in this year’s event and offered their products to nearly 12,000 visitors.

Additionally, there were special events within the New York Chocolate Show like the Chocolate Fashion Show, cooking demonstrations with chefs specializing in chocolate, and author signings of chocolate-themed books in the Barnes & Noble bookstore, among others.

The businesses of Antidote, Kallari and Pacari formed part of Ecuador’s stand, whose products caused quite the sensation among visitors and the event’s press, by presenting a different proposal: certified organic dark chocolate, on the basis of the best fine cocoa flavor in the world.


VOTING REGISTRATION FOR ECUADORIAN CITIZENS

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The General Consulate of Ecuador in Washington, D.C., invites all Ecuadorian citizens and residents of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and of the District of Columbia to come update their personal data for voting registration.

Bring your Ecuadorian passport or identification card.

There is no cost.

To register you may visit the Consulate from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.


TRAINING WORKSHOP AND UPDATES FOR CONSULS OF ECUADOR IN THE UNITED STATES

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The training workshop and updates are directed towards the Consuls of Ecuador in the United States and will take place on December 2 and 3 in the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington. To be addressed are themes relating to consulate theory and practice, overseas voting, consulate services for citizens, commercial development in investments in Ecuador, tourism promotion, human trafficking and smuggling, and programs and coordination with the National Secretariat for Migrants (SENAMI), among others.

To such an effect, the participation of government officials will be counted on from the Undersecretary of Migration, Consular and Refuge Issues of the Foreign Ministry; from the Ministry for the Coordination of Production, Employment and Competitiveness; from the Ministry of Tourism; from the SENAMI; as well as the United States’ Departments of State, Health and National Security.

The Embassy of Ecuador, in coordination with the Directorate General of Consular Affairs and Services of the Foreign Ministry, has organized this workshop for the purpose of providing the Consuls with all of the information they require in order to be able to efficiently develop their work, and effectively address the Ecuadorian community that is living in the United States.

Washington, D.C., November 11, 2010