Inabie says he paid RD$649 million of debts in school breakfast

The National Institute of Student Welfare (Inabie) affirmed that from October to date they have paid RD$649,925,082.27 million corresponding to a total of 652 invoices from suppliers of bread and biscuits for the school breakfast.

He stressed that from November to date, with the new administration, more than 50% of invoices of suppliers of bread and cookies received have been paid.

“The other invoices that are pending payment are being processed, which means that the disbursements will be reflected in the respective supplier accounts as the hours go by”, expressed the entity before the call to settle its debts made by the Union of Medium and Small Flour Industrialists (UMPIH).

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He explained that of the debt inherited from the 2020-2021 school process, only 19 of 193 providers are pending payment, which translates into payment of more than 90% of that debt.

He specified that the levels of current debt are below peaks that have occurred previously when there have been no situations such as those presented in tenders for the 2021-2022 school year.

In another order, INABIE said that it pays attention to each of the actors involved in the process, so the specifications for the bidding for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school yearsrelated to bread and biscuit suppliers, will be duly socialized and site improvements will be included according to the mandates of the Law 340-06 on Purchases and Contracts.

He stated that these processes will also continue for local MSMEs because they contribute to the economy of each province.

On his side, Nereida De León, director of Food and Nutrition of the National Institute of Student Welfare (INABIE), valued the quality of the milk and bread that are delivered to the students.