The debt held by the State of Honduras with construction companies exceeds $ 100 million.
Honduran construction unions are demanding that the State pay out the more than $100 million that they are owed.
Yesterday at meetings in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, builders affiliated to the Honduran Chamber of the Construction Industry (Chico), the Honduran Chamber of Consultants and the Association of Civil Engineers of Honduras decided to withdraw from 125 public construction projects, reported Laprensa.hn.
If the Honduran government does not pay within 15 days, the $35 million debt it has with the construction industry, all construction in state institutions will be halted.
The boards of the Honduran Chamber of the Construction Industry (Chico), the College of Civil Engineers of Honduras (CICH) and the Honduran Chamber of Consulting Firms (CHEC) met to ratify the measures taken in the absence of payment from the government, according to information on Elheraldo.hn.
Over 20 approved road infrastructure projects will go out to tender starting on July.
Napoleón Bográn, from the Honduran Civil Engineers Association, recommended the government to use better quality materials when building roads and highways, noting that the current poor state of the country’s road network is a result of low-quality supplies.
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