This Friday, Mayor Iván Arias supported the government’s shutdown of the airport management and aviation auxiliary services (Aasana) because it allowed “to relieve the state and take privileges”, as it was a business deficit, an economic one Stress caused.
“Everything that is supposed to relieve the state, that is not profitable, burdens the state and where in the end the Bolivians have to pay, everything that should abolish privileges, I support,” he said. The mayor was consulted by journalists.
On Wednesday, the government announced the liquidation of Aasana and, by Supreme Decree 4630, confirmed the creation of a new entity called the Bolivian Air Navigation and Airports (Naabol).
At the same time as the establishment of this body, the Minister of Public Works, Edgar Montaño, announced that a budget of 180 million bolivianos had been allocated to the payment of social benefits for workers who have been unemployed for an indefinite period of time.
Arias felt that Aasana was going through a “difficult” moment, so the decision to restructure her is a “positive” one. “Now of course you have to see all the labor rights that you have to pay the workers because you have to pay pensions, you have to pay your AFPs if that is planned by the minister (Montaño), well, they are neoliberal measures for a socialist government, which I think are good for the country, ”added Arias.
When asked how Aasana was doing as Minister of Public Works, Arias recalled that he was “in an incurable situation” and that he would have to use “extraordinary funds from the national government” to pay salaries, a measure that was also adopted by the current government. “These things grow like snowballs if you don’t cut them,” added Arias.
In Aasana, which has since been dissolved, 80% of technical staff and 20% of administrative staff did not comply, announced the Minister for Public Works Édgar Montaño. “According to the regulations, a facility must have 80% of the technical staff and 20% of the administrative staff; In exAasana, however, only 55% were technical staff and 45% were administrative staff, ”said Montaño.
This Friday, Aasana liquidator Boris Barroso reported that 40 cases of nepotism had been identified among the company’s employees. The company’s debt exceeds 1,314 million bolivianos.