The visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping resulted in concrete facts that indicate the interest of Asian country for Central America, and consolidate Costa Rica as their bridgehead to the region.
Elfinancierocr.com has reported on the most relevant of these acts, the signing of a $400 million loan at a very low interest rate, to finance the expansion of a major road linking the capital of Costa Rica with the main port of the country.
The Municipality of Guatemala City is putting out to tender the lease-purchase of 28 articulated buses for the South Axis of the Transmetro for a period of 96 months.
The 40% extra-urban transport which enters the capital, is located in southern Guatemala City. In order to provide good service, the multiplicity of Guatemala has launched a mass transit passenger system known as the Transmetro.
The Legislature has approved a loan to finance the implementation of the "San Salvador Metropolitan Area Transport Program."
These financial resources have been provided with the aim of improving public transportation and transit for passengers in the metropolitan area of San Salvador, with at its core, the implementation of a mass transit system of articulated buses in designated preferential lanes. This will offer the opportunity of sustainable mobility to every user, especially those of limited means, and will provide a safe and modern transportation system to strengthen the economic and social development of the area.
The Transport Ministry announced the construction of a transportation system with articulated buses with preferential lanes.
This model, known as BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), consists in the development of exclusive lanes for high capacity modern buses and has been implemented in countries such as Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
The IDB loan will help implement a bus network in Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela.
Honduras will implement a modern public transport system in the Central District and improve the quality of life for residents of major urban centers with a loan of U.S. $ 30 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
BCIE reported that it is still analyzing the information submitted by companies participating on the bid.
The proposals received were from DINA Camiones S.A. and Zapata Camiones S.A.
Country manager of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), Edda Magaly Melendez, said that “some of the analysis is performed by the international consulting firm specialized in technical, legal, financial and urban transport, Akiris de Colombia SA, which was hired by the BCIE to evaluate the information submitted by the Mexican companies participating in the bidding”, Laprensa.com.ni writes.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 1000 Volvo B7RLE bus chassis to Panama City. The customer is a consortium in Panama called Transmassivo and is led by the Colombian enterprise Fanalca Group.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 1,000 Volvo B7RLE bus chassis to Panama City. Low fuel consumption and a high level of availability were decisive factors in the customer’s decision to purchase Volvo vehicles.
Managua's public transport regulator, Irtramma, stated that the winning company will be anounced next week. The two companies that submitted proposals were DINA Camiones, S.A. and Zapata Camiones, S.A..