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The MGAP ordered additional measures against the drought

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“We are in a complex and critical situation and that requires the Government, sensitive to this situation, to be taking additional measures,” explained Mattos, who detailed some of the measures that were decided at the meeting to propose to the Executive and Legislative branches.

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The first one is the postponement of expiration of the BPS rural from February to greater, and that is why from the portfolio they specified that the messages were being prepared to send to the Executive Power to carry out this measure by decree. The second is that a bill to the Legislative power to enable the Social Welfare Bank (BPS) extend the expiration of the last four-month period.

On the other hand, Parliament will be sent “the suspension of the collection of advances of the Income Tax from Economic Activities (IRAE) and the wealth tax from January to the end of the current fiscal year”. As well as the shifting of the Rural Insurance expiration payment from March to June, without losing the workers’ guarantee.

In addition, the flexibility of quotas for the payment of the participants of the Mevirthe exoneration of the consular fee for the importation of fodder, which would imply that the State invests 6 million dollars. In addition to this, the possibility of extending the guarantees of the National Guarantee System for the agricultural sector from a period of 36 to 48 months was proposed.

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The Ministers of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), Omar Paganini; Transportation and Public Works (MTOP), Jose Luis Faleroand Labor and Social Security, Paul Mieres. Also in attendance were the undersecretaries of Industry, Energy and Mining, Walter Verri, and of Economy and Finance, Alejandro Irastorzatogether with the presidents of the Bank of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (BROU), Salvador Ferrerof the BPS, Alfredo Cabreraand the Congress of Mayors, Fernando Echeverria.

Source: Ambito

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