$2.5 billion for tourism highway that will join Venezuela and Panama

The "Grand Route of the Americas" project being developed by the government of Colombia should be operational in 2012.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"This will be more of a tourism project than a highway project because we will be connected to Panama which is just six hours away, thereby increasing the number of visitors to the country," the Minister of Transportation of Colombia, Andres Uriel Gallego, pointed out at a forum of business people and tourism authorities held at the northern port city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.
The official added that the "route will become the real connection with Central and North America.

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Panama: Bid for Road Construction Contract

June 2013

Fifteen companies expressed interest in the tender with a price tag of $18 million to build the road that will connect Cuango and Santa Isabel, in Colon.

The Decameron Group has reported that it is waiting for the start of this road works in order to start building its 320-room hotel project in Punta Cocoye, Santa Isabel.

New Route to Link the Americas

July 2009

Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli proposed a new alternative for a highway linking the Americas, through Kuna Yala.

At the Tuxtla Summit, hosted by Costa Rica, the proposal of a highway linking Colombia with Panama was discussed again. This road would travel through the so called "Darién Gap".

Guatemala expects to invest $431 million in roads

December 2008

The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) plans to build 200 km of new roads in 2009 and to provide maintenance for close to 10 thousand additional kilometers.

The head of the ministry, Luis Alejos, presented six big projects that would be started in 2009.

EU funds highway in Nicaragua

August 2008

The European Union funded a highway in a coffee growing region of Nicaragua with $15.6 million.

The project, which began in January 2007 and will end this year, will connect the city of Jinotega with the El Guayacán village, 170 kilometers north from Managua, in a widely used route in the coffee business.

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