Santos is not keen to sell the state Ecopetrol and Isagen.
Bogota, June 21 .- The president-elect of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos today said that he did not favor the sale of 10 percent of the state-run Ecopetrol e indicated that does not believe that private capital must be delivered to the electricity company Isagen .
In his first press conference after the resounding victory on Sunday in presidential elections, Santos indicated that it does not "like, sto credits, selling assets to plug fiscal gaps" as it is not healthy for an economy to sell businesses that are productive.
"We will evaluate very well the situation of Isagen, the international market and if there is an opportunity to give a better social cost of such action today gives Isagen the country" will be sold, he, buy darkfall gold, said.
Isagen is one of the largest electricity generators and marketers of Colombia.
And I apply the same criteria for Ecopetrol, the fifth largest Latin American oil Santos recalled that when he was finance minister in the Pastrana administration (1998-2002) opposed the sale of Bancafe, one of the largest banks in the period, considering it inappropriate at this time and then "sold for much more money."
At the same press conference, the president-elect added that the five "engines" driving the growth of the economy during his term, which begins on 7 August and ends in 2014, will be agriculture, housing interest social, infrastructure, mining, sto credits, and petroleum, and innovation.
"As we've said in the campaign to create jobs must be put into motion a series of policies" that would generate jobs, "including a high growth of the economy" and the economy appears to be one of the priorities of Government Santos, as he demonstrated today when he announced the first appointment of his cabinet: Juan Manuel Echeverry as finance minister.
Earlier in the morning, Santos held a meeting with outgoing President Alvaro Uribe, in which the most important topics for discussion was precisely the economic, acknowledged after the press secretary of the Presidency, Cesar Mauricio Velazquez. fer / erm / cg