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.
The portfolio already has drawings prepared by a Japanese company to build the suspension bridge over the Belize Bridge. It would have six lanes and would be supported by pillars that are parallel to the ones that are holding the current bridge."

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Tender for Panamanian Roadworks

August 2011

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.

A press release by the Ministry of Public Works of Panama reads:

During an event, held at the facilities of the Orange Fair in El Cacao, companies submitted their proposals based on the reference price of 43 million 390 thousand dollars ($43.39 million).

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.

El Salvador Infrastructure Tender

September 2011

The Ministry of Public Works has announced a tender for completion of the bypass in Ciudad de Usulutan.

A press release from the Ministry of Public Works reads:

The Ministry of Public Works is putting out to tender the completion of the Usulután City By Pass and construction of the San Isidro Bridge between La Libertad and Chalatenango

Construction of Bridge Over San Juan River Starts

December 2011

With an investment of $30 million, construction has begun on the 360 meter bridge which connects Nicaragua to Costa Rica by road.

A press release from El Pueblo Presidente reads:

The 360-meter bridge over the Rio San Juan connects Nicaragua to Costa Rica. Construction of the bridge has begun and is being managed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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