The Public Works Ministry (MOP), is analyzing the project that would join both provinces, which would be equal to a "Dry Canal".
Federico Suárez, head of the Ministry, told Prensa.com: "It is a well thought highway, that will comply with all ecological parameters, but connecting the two provinces. The government has to evaluate the route..."
Building a modern highway from Colombia to Mexico would provide a big boost to the economic integration of the isthmus.
Unlike the hitherto unproven economic viability of various other inter-oceanic canal projects (wet and dry) announced in virtually every country of the region, a "dry canal", which would improve the current transit conditions of goods and people from Mexico to Colombia, does appear to be the best investment in infrastructure for the isthmus.
The government has signed a letter of credit to finance part of the construction of the logistics corridor for the section between Goascorán, Valle and the village of San Antonio, Comayagua.
From a statement issued by the Presidency of Honduras:
The government of President Juan Orlando Hernández was a witness of honor on Tuesday to the signing of the Credit Agreement for the Logistics Corridor which will connect the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, as one of the areas of development for the country and which has as its primary objective to be considered as an important alternative to the Panama Canal.
There is never too much facilitation for commerce: we welcome the Chinese-Colombian project to unite by ground the Pacific with the Atlantic.
The Panama Canal Authority understands that and beyond feeling prepared for the competition this project would represent, they indicate that the more developed infrastructure the region has, the more it becomes a logistics hub.
The construction of the highway, baptized by the MOP as the Gran Costanera, would connect the Colon and Bocas del Toro provinces.
The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) plans to build a highway connecting the Colon and Bocas del Toro provinces.
The infrastructure, which would be the core communication of the north of the country, would be 230 kilometers long and connect Miguel de la Borda, in Colon, to Rambala, in Bocas del Toro.
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