New projects for Nicaragua's Gulf of Fonseca

The National Port Company has announced the construction of four docks for use by fishermen and tourists on the coasts of Puerto Morazán, Somotillo and El Viejo.

Monday, July 28, 2008

José Genet Barberena, Manager of Ports Coordination for the organization, said the first dock will be built as part of the Tri-National Accord of the Gulf of Fonseca, in the port of Potosí.
It will be 100 meters long and 2.2 meters wide, built on piles of reinforced concrete. The borders of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua converge on the Gulf of Fonseca on the Pacific coast.
He said the planning has started on the other three dock projects. They will be built according to local topography at Los Lirios, Puerto Morazán and El Rosario in the Cosigüina Peninsula. The technical committee is about to begin consultations with fishermen and others to determine the final design.

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Colombian Group to dredge Port Caldera in Costa Rica

August 2008

The Regional Port Company of Barranquilla will remove some 770 thousand meters of sediment in the next four months.

The company will be in charge of restoring the port to the original depth with which the docks were built: 11 meters at dock number one, 10.3 meters at number two and 7.5 at the last one.

Nicaragua inaugurates new dock in Xolotlán

June 2008

Nicaragua's President, Daniel Ortega, has inaugurated Port Salvador Allende on the shores of Lake Xolotlán.

The executive president of the National Port Enterprise, Virgilio Silva, said the construction of the port, together with other investments made last year, was done at a cost of six million dollars.

Spaniards to Design Puerto Cortes Terminal

January 2012

Modernisation is needed in order to regain competitiveness, says the Honduran private sector.

The President of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnership (Coalianza), Wilfredo Cerrato said that a Spanish company will carry out the design of the bulk terminal at Puerto Cortés. Subsequently, a tender will be created for its construction and supervision.

Honduras gets $240 million to expand port

June 2008

Two international development banks are providing 240 million dollars in funding to help Honduras expand the port facilities of the Empresa Nacional Portuaria (ENP, National Port Company) at Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean coast.

The funds will be provided by the Central American Bank of Economic Integration and the International Development Bank.

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