Costa Rica: Insufficient Investment in Infrastructure

Very few infrastructure projects are announced for this year, despite the lack of adequate roads.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Deputy Minister of Public Works and Concessions said it expects to invite tenders this year for overpasses in Paso Ancho and Garantías Sociales as well as the construction of a four lane avenue between Universal (Sabana) and Numar (Barrio Cuba).

Nacion.com reports of other projects in "... Florencio del Castillo, where a roundabout will be developed, and the stretch between Pozuelo, Jardines del Recuerdo and La Valencia, which will be designed with four lanes and should be put out to tender in August."

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Funding for Road Project in Honduras

September 2012

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration will provide $49 million for the construction of the road from San Antonio Villa-Goascorán.

From a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MOF):

Honduras' government, through the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) have signed a loan agreement for the implementation of the "Road Villa de San Antonio-Goascorán, Section IA and IB", for U.S. $49.1 million.

Costa Rica: North American Highway Tender in August

July 2011

As of August, the Ministry of Public Works will be putting out to tender works for the expansion to four lanes of the North American highway between Cañas and Liberia.

The works to be carried out on the stretch of road from Cañas to Liberia, are for a length of 50.610 kilometers (fifty kilometers, six hundred and ten meters), starting at Km 166 +300 (approximately 600 meters before Rio Canas) and ending at Km 216 +910 (approximately 600 meters after Quebrada Piches).

Costa Rica: $9 Million for Bridge Building

June 2011

The Ministry of Public Works has awarded the construction of 28 bridges that are part of a $495 million batch of projects promoted by the Government.

The bridges will be built over four domestic routes (247, 249, 138 and 733).

The Minister of Public Works and Transport, Francisco Jiménez Reyes added that "everything is ready to put out to tender a second set of bridges for domestic routes: RN112 San Isidro-Heredia (six bridges), RN18-Nicoya Tempisque (two bridges) and RN14 RioClaro-Golfito (six bridges), unlike the first set, these 14 structures will have two lanes", noted an article on the web portal of La Prensa Libre.

Nicaragua: Road Network Lags Behind Rest of Region

May 2011

The lack of resources for repairs and bad weather in recent years has increasingly deteriorated roads.

Although resources were allocated last year for the country’s road repairs, this has not been enough to offset the adverse effect of weather, which has damaged several sections of the road network.

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