Guatemalan Congress checks out possible new home

Eduardo Meyer, the Speaker of Guatemala's Congress, visited the Bantrab workers' bank to be shown a model of a US$62 million project to build a new home for the legislature.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The project, which consists of nine buildings in three blocks, could be ready for occupation within two years, according to its promoters.

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Advances In Tender for Legislative Seat Design

July 2012

In Costa Rica seventy companies have already acquired the documents for the contest to design a new site at a cost of $5 million.

Representatives from interested companies visited the legislative site in order to examine the land.

Once the design and plans have been made, another tender will be convened to choose a company to handle the construction.

$70 million to Build Legislative Assembly

January 2012

The approval of a trust agreement with Banco de Costa Rica will allow the Legislature to advance construction of its new facilities.

The referendum on the trust by the Controller General of the Republic has enabled construction of a new home for the Legislative Assembly and the restoration of existing buildings.

Costa Rican Congress to Have New Home

August 2011

The Board of the Legislative Assembly has signed a new trust for $30 million with the BCR for the construction of a parliament building.

The Board members Patricia Perez and Gloria Bejarano, told Prensa Libre that the new headquarters will be built on lots, to be expropriated, on the north side of the Plaza de la Democracia in the capital.

$12 Million for Parlatino Seat

September 2009

The Latin American Parliament, known as Parlatino, will build its new seat in Amador, Panama City.

The project will be designed by Panamanian Architect Ignacio Mallol.

Panamanian representative Francisco Alemán stated that "with the construction of the regional seat of Parlatino, Panama will become the political center of the hemisphere, to link the peoples of the region".

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