Bridge Between Honduras and El Salvador Advances

The opening of the bridge that will connect the border corridor of southern Lempira (Honduras) with El Salvador June is scheduled for June.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

At a cost of $3 million, $328 thousand of which were contributed by the bilateral Honduras - El Salvador program of the European Union, the bridge has a length of 88 meters and two lanes, with a running surface of 7.2 meters and pedestrian sidewalks on both sides.

Jacobo Ríos, manager of the Mocalempa Commonwealth, in conjunction with the Bilateral Program, told La Prensa: "The project is beneficial to more than 190 thousand inhabitants of 13 municipalities in Lempira, 3 in Cabañas and 12 in Chalatenango. In the past, we were had no communication. We benefit because it allows border connectivity for boosting economic development in the region and improving health care and productivity because supplies are cheaper and more accessible to producers'

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New Bridge Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

March 2009

With cooperation from the Japanese government, the construction of a new bridge between the towns of Santa Fe and Las Tablillas is being planned in order to integrate both areas.

The Director of Immigration in Costa Rica, Mario Zamora, explained to Elnuevodiario.com.ni: "This would give many advantages to Nicaraguan exporters because they would not have to go through the Central Valley.

Progress on Bridge Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

September 2012

The 362 meter bridge above the San Juan river will streamline the transit of goods and create opportunities for the development of new logistics routes.

Construction of the bridge, which is being backed by Japan, should be finished by mid 2014.

An article in El Pueblo Presidente reports, "... agricultural producers expect to decrease their operating costs on exports to Puerto Rico and the United States.

Brand New Bridge Awaits Government Will

May 2014

The Santa Fe Bridge, built in Nicaragua over the San Juan River, 5 kilometers from the border with Costa Rica, will not be opened as long as the confrontation between the two governments continues.

362 meters long and 40 meters high, the Santa Fe Bridge required a $30 million investment donated by the Government of Japan.

New Bridge to Connect Nicaragua and Costa Rica

December 2009

A $15 million donation by the Japanese Government will be used to design the "Santa Fe" bridge over River San Juan.

It will span 260 meters, connecting the Municipality of San Carlos, on the Nicaraguan side, with the village of Las Tablillas in Costa Rica.

Samuel Santos, Nicaraguan chancellor, commented that "this bridge will foster regional trade and tourism, as well as improving transportation in the area.

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