Nicaragua Inaugurates Tourism Highway

Tourism to beaches and nature reserves in Carazo on the Pacific Coast will benefit from the 33 kilometers of road construction.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The investment was around $10 million in loans provided by the World Bank, whose representative, Coleen Lithjohn, said she was satisfied with the time and manner in which the construction was done.

In an article published in El Nuevo Diario, Tania Goussen Acevedo reported that Lucy Valenti, President of the Chamber of Tourism, said that she is "confident that domestic and foreign visitors will come to the beaches and natural reserves of Carazo. With the rehabilitation of the section, more than five thousand people will benefit, and the tourism areas that include Tupilapa, El Tamarindo, La Flor River and La Makina and El Platanal reserves will be strengthened."

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