Guatemala: Alternate Project to the Belize Bridge under Study
The Ministry is examining the construction of a suspension bridge over the Belize Bridge, with which it is seeking to reduce vehicular traffic.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
El Periódico, the Guatemalan newspaper, published on its website: "’A decision will be made after the results of the study, which will be completed in June, are known,’ said deputy minister Wilfredo Garcia.
With a price tag of $43 million, seven companies have submitted bids for the project to design and construct roads and vehicular bridges in western Panama.
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 Ministry of Public Works has announced a tender for completion of the bypass in Ciudad de Usulutan.
With an investment of $30 million, construction has begun on the 360 meter bridge which connects Nicaragua to Costa Rica by road.
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