Honduras: Urgent Need to Resume Social Housing Projects

Of 21 social housing projects only eight have been approved with the remaining 13 due to begin the tender process by the end of the year.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Honduran Construction Industry Chamber (CHICO) indicated that there is a need to make changes to the public works department's (Soptravi) bid process in order to make it simpler.

Alejandro Álvarez, president of CHICO, told Elheraldo.hn that, "we have asked the government to speed up the tenders and housing contracts that the construction sector needs in order to generate employment and encourage development".

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Boost to Popular Housing Construction

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A joint housing project between a bank and the Chamber of Construction will be carried out in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The president of the National Agricultural Development Bank (Banadesa), Johnny Handal, and vice president of the Honduran Chamber of Construction Industry (Chico), Oscar Calona signed off on a program for building popular housing.

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Honduras: No Construction Without Guarantee of Payment

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Builders in Honduras are demanding a guarantee of payment or a deposit before starting the works agreed in the contracts signed with Fondo Vial and Soptravii.

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