Before the arrival of the Covid-19 to Venezuela, the country is already in a crisis of basic services and gasoline due to the laziness and breakdown of the system by Nicolas Maduro’s regime. With the coronavirus emergency, the situation worsened for the entire nation.
The business sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic because of having to close down during the quarantine. In addition, they are being affected by the lack of public services and the shortage of gasoline in Nueva Esparta.
The state’s Chamber of Commerce said that the lack of fuel and poor access to public services such as water and electricity increases the crisis for small, medium and large businesses in the state.
The Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Free Port and Production, Jesus Irausquin, explained that the supply of gasoline in the state is very delicate, that both citizens and traders are being affected by the shortage of gasoline.
“We call, from the Chamber of Commerce, Free Port and Production of the state to the authorities to make supply efficient, more effective and more transparent,” added Irausquín.
Likewise, the businessmen said that in order to keep business going, the island region needs to relax the quarantine. They promised to operate safely and efficiently in order to continue working for the economy.