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  1. Lara, land of opportunities www.laraenred.com

  2. Location America Venezuela www.laraenred.com

  3. Venezuela International Commerce In thousands of US $ Source: INE www.laraenred.com

  4. Lara, crossroads • The state is at a maximum of 4 hours drive from 80% of the country’s population • We are the heart of Venezuelan midwest • In Lara there are 2230 cities, towns and villages with population above 2500 people www.laraenred.com

  5. Lara and its 9 Municipalities www.laraenred.com

  6. Territorial extension Lara: 19,800 km2 (7,700 sq. miles) Venezuela: 916,445 Km2 (358,000 sq.miles) Lara occupies 2,16% of Venezuelan land www.laraenred.com

  7. Population • Total • Venezuela 28,132,578 inhabitants • Lara 1,852,875 inhabitants • Density • Venezuela 30,70 inhab/km2 • Lara 93,58 inhab/km2 • Rate of growth • Venezuela 2,40% • Lara 2,39% www.laraenred.com

  8. Lara contributes with Venezuela 22 % of finishedsiderurgicalproducts 45 % of agriculturalproducts 55 %production of detergents www.laraenred.com

  9. Lara contributeswith Venezuela Sisal Onion Pineapple Paprika Cucumber Tomato Melon Sugar Coffee Black bean Garlic Grape Cabbage Lara 2,16 % of venezuelan land Potato www.laraenred.com

  10. Why Lara? Excelent geographic location Important comercial and services region Industrial parks availability Agricultural production center Yacambu-Quibor irrigation project Finantial center Large non metallic mineral deposits Receptive, conventions, handycraft, religious and rural tourism Telecommunication strength www.laraenred.com

  11. Public services • Drinking water • Venezuela 85,50 % • Lara 80,01 % • Electricity • Venezuela 96,77 % • Lara 96,42 % • Garbage disposal • Venezuela 71,82 % • Lara 74,94 % www.laraenred.com

  12. Cultural centers 19 Public libraries and 17 lecture halls 5 Theatres, 7 museums, 3 atheneums and 4 houses of culture 4 Music conservatories The Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Barquisimeto is the best eqquiped in the country. 3.500 pupils; 10 symphonic, strolling and lyric orchestras; 5 coral groups and a special education program www.laraenred.com

  13. Health services • 13 Hospitals • 29 Integral diagnostic centers • Primary attention modules • 2 High technology centers • 50 Urban health centers • 248 Rural health centers • 56 Private clinics www.laraenred.com

  14. Public roads systems Asphalt 1,852 kms (1,116 miles) Gravel 2,440 kms (1,525 miles) Unpaved 2,428 kms (1,518 miles) Road density 34 kms/km2 (1.25mil/sqmil) www.laraenred.com

  15. Airports • Jacinto Lara International Airport in Barquisimeto • Runwayresistance: 35 ton/axis • Pavedlength: 2,852 m (1.8 miles) • 5 airfields • Torres (Carora, La Pastora and Venelac) • Urdaneta (Tamayare) • Jimenez (Agroteca) www.laraenred.com

  16. Railway system • Barquisimeto-Puerto Cabello stretch 173 kms (108miles) • Undergoing improvements • Investment US$ 340 millions • Will carry 12 millions ton/year • Puerto Cabello is the most important seaport in Venezuela and third in the Caribbean www.laraenred.com

  17. Railway system Puerto Cabello Yaritagua Acarigua Turén-Calabozo www.laraenred.com

  18. Commercial activities MERCABAR • Costumer flow • 206,000 persons/month • 145,000 vehicles/month • Exchange • 77,000 tons /month • 250 millions /month (116 millions US$/month) • Storage capacity • 35,560 tons www.laraenred.com

  19. Commercial activities Very important in shoes, confection and autoparts Large distribution center for industrial, pharmaceutical and appliances 150 companies comprise Lara’s export offer Customs at Lara www.laraenred.com

  20. Industrial activities 1,120 industrial stablishments, of which 124 are agroindustrial. Industrial parks in Barquisimeto, Carora, El Tocuyo, Cabudare y Siquisique Industrial sector represented by autoparts, chemical, construction, drink and food, mechanic, metalurgical, agricultural, implements, appliances and plastic many of then hold ISO 9000 e ISO 14000 certification. Lara is site for Procter & Gamble, AmBev, Oster, Dominguez Continental, Rhodia Silices, Chocolates El Rey, Sidetur, Kraft Foods Venezuela, Covencaucho, Levapan, Deformaciones Plásticas de Metales (DPM), Cargill de Venezuela, Nestlé, Thomas Gregg & Sons , Altusa, Destilerías Unidas, among many other corporations www.laraenred.com

  21. Exportoffer (sectors) • Oil • Packing • Pet´sfood • Pharmaceutical • Plastic • Refrigeration • Restaurant • Road signs • Safety • Services • Shipping • Software • Specialpapers • Sportinggoods • Telecommunication • Textile • Tourism & recreation • Transport • Advertising • Agriculture • Agrochemical • Agroindustrial • Automotiveparts and spares • Banking & Financing • Beverages • Chemical • Construction • Cosmetic • Detergents • Dressmaking • Education • Electrical • Electricalappliances • Electronics • Ferrousmetallurgy • Fine arts • Fishing • Food • Footware • Forestry • Furniture • Glassproducts • Governmental • Handicraft • Hardware • Health • Home • Hotel • Hydraulics • Industrial machinery • Instrument • Livestock • Metallurgic • Metalmechanic • Military www.laraenred.com

  22. Tourism and biodiversity • Region devoted to the conservation of cultural, material and spiritual inheritance • Diversity of landscapes, mountains and rivers • Allows the following varieties of tourism • Receptive • Popular • Rural • Conventions and festival • Health • Theme • Ecological • Arqueologic • Home made delicacies • Sport • Traditions • Religious • s www.laraenred.com

  23. Tourism and biodiversity Yacambu National Park: 26,916 has (53.832 acres). Shelters 14% de las orchids varieties in the country Dinira National Park: 45,328 has (90,656 acres) many of its ponds have a glacial origin. Cende high lands over 9000 feet Terepaima National Park: 18,650 has (37,300 acres) presence of many endemic species, some of them in danger of extinction El Guache National Park : 12.200 has (24000 ares) protects various rivers sources Cerro Saroche National Park : 32.294 has (64,588 acres) only dry lands park in the country Loma de Leon Natural Monument : 7.275 has (14,550 ares) 9 protected natural areas www.laraenred.com

  24. Yacambu-Quibor Project • Quibor Valley will have an irrigation capacity 7 times larger • Additional land for sowing, 29.000 has (58,000 acres) • The transfer tunnel has been considered one of the most difficult to build in the world • The gravel dam reaches 162 meters (486 feet), being the tallest en the nation • 435 millions m3 of water will be storaged • Cost: US $ 820 millones www.laraenred.com

  25. Business opportunities • Barquisimeto Logistic Park • New railways • New facilities in MERCABAR • New industrial parks construction • Regional airline • Solar energy developments • Drinking water plants • Residual water treatment plants www.laraenred.com

  26. Business opportunities • Quibor Valley irrigation system construction • Fisheries and grapes harvesting • Cocoa, pineapple, aloe vera, agave cocui and flowers harvesting with export targets • Lambs and goats growth • Strategic association among diverse manufacturers (food, medicine and autoparts) • Technological based entreprises • Theme parks construction www.laraenred.com

  27. What do we promote? Lara´s image Public and private investments Laran products and services export Entrepreneurship Economical laws which favor investments in Lara …we are your investment allies www.laraenred.com

  28. LARA waits for you…! www.laraenred.com

  29. Thanks! www.laraenred.com