Reform Is The Law Of Budget, In The Field Of Environment And Natural Resources, For $733,690.00.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE LA LEY DE PRESUPUESTO, EN EL RAMO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES, PARA INCORPORAR $733,690.00.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 744

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-As a result of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Cooperative Fund for Forest Carbon (FCPF) was created in 2008, which is administered in a manner the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), with the aim of assisting developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and to promote conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (known as REDD +), the Government of El Salvador being one of the participating countries of the Convention, with the opportunity to access the Fund.

II.-That dated 19 July 2011, the Donation Agreement No. TF 099529 was signed, by a amount of $200,000.00 between the Government of El Salvador, through the Ministry of Environment and Resources Natural and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), which served to finance the investment project N ° 40585 "Formulation of the Proposal for Preparation for REDD Plus", which yielded as an initial result, the design of An Integrated Monitoring System for Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Changes in Deforestation and/or Degradation of Forests and the Process of Increased Carbon Reserves and Co-Benefits.

III.-That the Proposal for the Phase of Preparation was presented to the Committee of Participants of the FCPF, who agreed to assign a donation to the Government of El Salvador of $3,600,000.00, in order to move forward with the preparation of the Strategy National REDD +; in this sense, dated December 24, 2013 the second Donation Agreement No. TF 099529 was signed between the Government of El Salvador, through the Minister of Finance and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) as a trustee of the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests, FCPF, in the amount of referred to, to continue with the process of designing and preparing the National Strategy REDD +.

IV.-That the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, requires the use of resources from such donation up to an amount of $733,690.00 to finance the Public Investment Project No. 6164 " Preparation of Proposal Readiness of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests (at national level) ", resources that will be used mainly for: Official attentions (Workshops, working tables and follow-up meetings) $195,166.00; Leases and Goods of Use and Consumption Miscellaneous $81,610.00; Environmental Services Consultations and Other $282,162, 00; Legal Services $83,752, 00; Transferable, Computer Equipment and Software $91,000; the

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which aim to support the process of designing and preparing the National Strategy REDD + will serve as a guiding framework for developing capabilities at systemic and human resources levels that will enable it to implement climate finance strategy and uptake.

V.-That with the purpose of the Ramo de Environment and Natural Resources can incorporate Project 6164 " Preparation of Proposal Readiness of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests (at national level) ", it is necessary to reform the Law of the Budget, in Section II-REVENUE, Rubro 22 Transfers of Capital, Account 224 Transfers Capital of the External Sector, increasing the Specific Source 22404 of Multilateral Organizations, in SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY 00/100 DOLLARS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US$ 733,690.00); likewise, in the III-EXPENDITURE, in the part corresponding to the Environment and Natural Resources, Unit Budget 04 Programs and Environmental Projects, the Working Line 05 Preparation of the Readiness Proposal of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of the Forests, with the amount of SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY 00/100 DOLLARS FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US$ 733,690.00), in the Rubro of Pool 54 Procurement of Goods and Services, the amount of SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY 00/100 DOLLARS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US$ 642,690.00) and the Rubro of Pool 61 Investments in Fixed Assets, the NINETY-ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US$ 91,000.00). In addition, the Relationship with Assigned Resources, Budget Allocation by Group, Source of Financing and Economic Destination is added and the List of Public Investment Projects is modified, incorporating the Project with Code 6164 "Preparation of the Readiness Proposal of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests (at national level)", for the amount of SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY 00/100 US DOLLARS AMERICA (US$ 733,690.00).

FOR TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and on the initiative of the President of the Republic, through the Minister of Finance.

DECCRETA:

Art. 1.-In the current Budget Law, Section -A GENERAL BUDGET OF THE STATE, the following modifications are introduced:

A) In Section II-REVENUE, Rubro 22 Transfers of Capital, Account 224 Transfers of Capital of the Sector External, increase the specific source 22404 From Multiside Organisms, as well:

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Donation Agreement No. TF 099529 dated December 24, 2013 between the Government of El Salvador and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, up to $3,600,000.00, to support the process of designing and preparing the National Strategy REDD +............................................................................................. ....... $733,690

B) In Section III EXPENSES, in the part corresponding to the Environment and Natural Resources Ramo, Budget Unit 04 Programs and Projects of Environment, incorporate the Working Line 05 Preparation of Proposal Readiness of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of the Forests, with the total amount of $733,690.00, in addition, the Relationship Purposes with Assigned Resources, Budget Allocation by Rubro of Pool, Source of Financing and Economic Destination and amending the List of Public Investment Projects, incorporating the Project with code 6164 "Preparation of the Readiness Proposal of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests" with the same amount:

3. Relationship Purposes to Assigned Resources

Budget Unit and Purpose Cost Work Line

04 Environment Programs and Projects

05 Preparation of El Salvador's Readiness Proposal for the Cooperative Fund for Forest Carbon.

Promote the restoration of rural ecosystems and landscapes through productive agroforestry activities and the transformation of agricultural practices, increasing carbon stocks.

733,690

733,690

Total 733,690

4. Budget Allocation by Pool, Financing Source, and Economic Destination

Budget Unit and Budget Encryption

Working Line 54 Procurement of

Goods and Services

61 Investments in Fixed Assets

Total Capital Expenses

04 Environment Programs and Projects.

2014-4400-4-04-05-22-5 Donation Preparation of Proposal Readiness of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests.

642,690

642,690

91,000

91,000

733,690

733,690

Total 642,690 91,000 733,690

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5. List of Public Investment Projects. Project 6164 is incorporated with $733,690.00, with the amount of the same being charged to Donation, as follows:

Project Code Source of Financing

Physical Meta

Geographical Location

Source of Completion

Project

6164

04Programs and Environmental Projects

05 Preparation of the Readiness Proposal of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for the Carbon of Forests

Preparation of the Readiness Proposal of El Salvador for the Cooperative Fund for Forest Carbon, (nationally) Donation

100% Advancement

At National Level Dec ./2014

733,690

733,690

733,690

C) The resources that are incorporated by this Legislative Decree by the value of SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND NINETY 00/100 UNITED STATES DOLLARS (USD 733,690.00), must be applied to the Source of Resources 9 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Art. 2.-This Decree shall enter into force from the day of its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the sixteen days of July of the year two thousand fourteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

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IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the twenty-three days of July of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Juan Ramón Carlos Enrique Cáceres Chávez Minister of Hacienda.

D. O. No. 137 Took No. 404 Date: July 24, 2014

SV/ngcl 2-9-2014

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