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Uruguay will give subsidies to increase financial inclusion in small towns

The Uruguayan government announced today that it will subsidize 95 localities of 500 to 2,000 inhabitants for the installation of equipment that allows citizens to exercise the established rights In the framework of the law of financial inclusion, which seeks to boost payments with credit and debit cards.

Montevideo, Aug 18 (EFE) .- The Uruguayan government announced today that it will subsidize 95 localities of 500 to 2,000 inhabitants for the installation of equipment that allows citizens To exercise the rights established in the framework of the law of financial inclusion, which seeks to boost payments with credit and debit cards.

Economy Minister Danilo Astori Director of the Office of Planning and Budget (OPP), Álvaro García, and the director of the National Agency for Development (ANDE), Martin Dibarboure, led the press conference In which this measure was informed.

The subsidy, which will be granted in the first stage to businesses in those localities in the country that exceed 500 inhabitants, will be destined to The purchase of equipment that allows the installation of points of extraction of money and the payment of invoices.

"This subsidy will allow a trade installed in one of these locations To install a kind of miniagencia ", explained the director of the OPP.

In this sense, García added that the ANDE will grant subsidies of no more than 2,500 dollars.

Uruguayan government arises from the difficulties faced by the localities of the interior of the country, where the points of extraction of money are scarce, as well as the places to pay "This is a subsidy program to ensure that these access possibilities can exist," said the Minister of Economy.

The shops of these 95 locations are Will be able to apply for the subsidy until May 2018, when this funding will expire, whose implementation date is not yet determined.

"It is optional and we will obviously try to Seek the conditions to start applying as soon as possible, "said Astori, who added that the Government analyzes the possibility of extending this financial assistance to localities of less Of 500 inhabitants.

Meanwhile, a group of Uruguayan social organizations that demonstrate against the "mandatory" law of financial inclusion launched a campaign of Collection of signatures so that the citizens decide whether or not they support to modify that norm in a plebiscite.

The organizations, which are supported by some legislators of the opposition party (PN), say that the law promulgated in 2014 takes away their freedoms and forces them to "bank" themselves.

The proposal was answered by Astori, who recently said that the position Of organizations shows a "misinterpretation" of the law, since it provides for the possibility of the citizen choosing the form of payment, and does not oblige him to do so by means

The law of financial inclusion came into effect on August 1, 2014 to boost payments with debit and credit cards by reducing up to 4 points of the Value Added Tax (VAT).

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