Road Infrastructure Not Growing at City's Pace

More and more people are moving to western Panama City; improved infrastructure is required for their transportation needs.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It is expected that the west of Panama City, where 400,000 people now live, will reach a population of one million within the next 10 years. The area has many residential projects underway and even an $80 million shopping center (Westeland Mall).

But most people in these place work or study in other areas of the city, increasing the need for road infrastructure, especially in downtown Panama City.

Given the situation, the Ministry of Public Works recently began a road reorganization plan, which includes building 18 intersections and other works for up to $ 1,700 million.

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A $43.5 million credit line will help integrate different regions and promote economic and social development

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Costa Rica: Millions in Damaged Infrastructure

November 2010

The passing of Tropical Storm Tomas destroyed 25% of the nation's asphalt roads.

The Ministry of Public Works reported that 1,175 km. of roads were affected by mudslides and landslides.

Alejandro Molina, director of Public Works, said [published in], "that the greatest damage was done in the South Inter-American Highway (Cartago, Paso Canoas), South Coast (Puntarenas-Ciudad Cortés) and the Nicoya Peninsula ( Naranjo beach, Paquera, Samara and Nosara). "

Honduras Invests $13.5 Million in Road Infrastructure

February 2010

Five vehicular bridges will be built in the city of Tegucigalpa in areas of high traffic congestion.

The announcement was made by Major Ricardo Alvarez, who explained that construction of four of them will begin in 2010, while the fifth, worth $3.5 million, will be built in 2011.

El Salvador: $50 million for Disaster Prevention

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The IDB has approved a loan to reduce vulnerability to floods and landslides in slums of the San Salvador Metropolitan Area.

A press release by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reads:

The program will also invest in basic services and social programs in neighborhoods in San Salvador

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