Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén thanked Guatemala's leaders Jimmy Morales and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, for allowing them to join the customs union of the Northern Triangle of Central America.
During the inauguration of the first phase of adaptation of the El Poy integrated border post, in the Salvadoran department of Chalatenango, Sánchez Cerén recalled that it was the Honduran and Guatemalan leaders who initiated "this effort".
"A process of deep customs integration with a vision of bringing progress, development and welfare to our people," he said, recalling that this day the consolidation of the customs union process between the three countries that make up the Northern Triangle of Central America becomes official, one of the most vulnerable and violent areas in the world.
Sánchez Cerén, who celebrated "this new milestone", said that this is a "strategic customs" Salvadoran that becomes the first border post that fulfills the commitments of this agreement between the three nations.
According to the Government of El Salvador, the aforementioned customs office received renovation work for one million dollars, which included the construction of four lanes to facilitate the passage, four to handle exports and three for import procedures.
Likewise, work was done on the integration of computer systems, the construction of two domes and an automatic band lane for sending documents without users leaving their vehicle, as well as lighting throughout the premises.
"This border post will boost the customs union", summarized Sánchez Cerén, who celebrated that they can create "key conditions" for the development of the countries because "the new opportunities fill with confidence the market of the Northern Triangle", formed by about 32 million of people and consolidating itself as one of the most important economies in Latin America.