Law gives funding boost to Amazon provinces

Ecuador’s National Assembly has unanimously passed legislation to provide special benefits to the country’s Amazon region. The Ley Organica de la Circunscripcion Territorial Especial Amazonica was passed March 13 and sent to President Lenin Moreno for his signature. According to its sponsors, the law is aimed at providing relief to a region that has long been neglected by the government. The proposed law includes 69 articles and 30 provisions offering Amazonian provinces special consideration education, employment, infrastructure and tourism. The law promotes the establishment of scholarship and loan programs and opportunities for area students, as well as the creation of…

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