IN BRIEF: Paraguay energy ministry bill advances

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Paraguayan lawmakers advanced a bill to create an energy, mines and hydrocarbons ministry.

In a statement, the lower house said the energy, mines and hydrocarbons committee approved the initiative. Currently, mines and energy is a department within the public works and communications ministry.

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The creation of the new entity would not cost the state anything as the department already has its own funds and personnel, according to committee president Pedro Britos.