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Uruguay and the United States signed a Social Security agreement
Uruguay and the United States signed a Social Security agreement by which the pension contributions made in the respective countries are expressly recognized. The agreement will allow the addition of the effectively worked years in any of the countries and for retirement purposes. Moreover, it enables that professionals from both countries may temporarily move to one of the countries and at the same time contribute to the social security of their own country.
The agreement was initialed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Uruguayan Labor Minister and US Ambassador to the United States. Uruguay has executed social security agreements with a large list of countries all throughout the world, including all South America, Canada and now with the U.S.
Start of works on the first public-private contract related to highways
The Uruguayan Government has announced the ending of negotiations and approval of a financial contract that, once signed, will allow the start of works on the first public-private related to highways. The project comprises the construction, renovation and management of the 179 km stretch between Nueva Palmira and Mercedes, with an estimated cost exceeding 160 M. Works to be carried out involve route number 21 from Nueva Palmira to route number 2, and from route number 24. The two stretches covering 179.1km will be maintained under the initial 24-year term concession.
Uruguayan Government announced the construction of a fishing pier
Uruguayan Government announced the construction of a fishing pier in the Capurro area, Montevideo, and the call for bids to build a seafood freezing plant. By achieving so, Uruguay shall strengthen its position as an operation base for overseas fishing vessels. In this port terminal Spanish, Korean, Chinese vessels operate as well as those from other countries for unloading goods, equipment repair and crew member transshipment. Uruguay has certain comparative advantages over other countries in the region, making it an attractive destination for foreign fishing fleets: Argentina does not allow landing activities of foreign fishing vessels, and Brazil does not have the free port system implemented in Montevideo. The works of the fishing terminal in Capurro will begin in July 2017, and it is expected to be completed in two years. The project includes a 1,200 metre pier for industrial fishing vessels and their cost is estimated at USD 90 million.