Residential developments, an office warehouse complex, an industrial grinding plant and a medical office building are some of the projects for which environmental impact studies were presented in Guatemala in January 2016.
The report entitled "Construction Projects in Guatamala - January 2016", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, provides an up to date list of major construction projects for which environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies were presented in January to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala.
An environmental impact study has been presented for the construction of an industrial complex composed of multiple warehouses and office spaces in the province of Cartago.
In the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Espirit International SA to the National Environmental Technical Secretariat in January 2016, it indicates that the development will be called "Parque Industrial Múltiple" (Multiple Industrial Park) and will be located in the district of San Nicolas, Province of Cartago.
The project Parque Industrial del Caribe in Costa Rica, includes the construction of an industrial free zone measuring 41,000 m2, an 8,300 m2 office center and an 11 000 m2 shopping center, as well as Ofibodegas and a hotel.
The companies behind the project announced plans to begin construction of the Caribbean Industrial Park (PIC by its initials in Spanish) in the first quarter of 2016. They added that they already have municipal permits and in the coming days will apply for environmental permits. The project will have a commercial module, a hotel module and an industrial module.
In the last four years $80 million has been invested in the installation or expansion of Micro-storage centers, together with recent growth in demand.
Prensa.com reports that "migration of pensioners, both in North America and Europe, and the arrival of more investors to Panama and the small sized apartments and offices, have created the need to build warehouses or Micro-storage centers for goods that are not in use or that people want to keep. "
The multinational plans to change the working culture by implementing a "role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives."
Fabricio Kaplan Vice President of Human Resources at Unilever Central America, the Caribbean and Andean, explained in an interview conducted by Humberto Galo for Laprensa.com.ni that they are using in Nicaragua a new form of work already deployed in Colombia which "aims to change the work culture by implementing role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives. "
New businesses will open in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose in 2012, with spaces of between 4,000 and 100,000 square meters.
The stores identified are: Lagunilla, Torre 202, Plaza Carolina (stages 1 and 2), Plaza Tempo, Trivium Center, Plaza Lincoln, Paseo Plaza Santo Domingo and Metropolis, according to information provided by Danny Quiros, Market Intelligence Manager of Colliers International , a `real estate consulting firm.
Although investments in this sector in recent years have exceeded $50 million in Panama, there is still unmet demand for storage solutions which are more or less temporary.
Almacenajes Mini-Depósitos, MegaStorage and Galores are some of the companies that provide storage services in Panama, offering solutions ranging from small boxes that are rented for $9.99 a month, to entire floors measuring 100 square meters.
In the coming months, the company Almacenajes S.A. plans to begin constructing three new warehouses.
Almacenajes S.A. currently has six facilities in Panama with approximately 6,000 "minidepositos" (small storage depots). Marissa Valencia, vicepresident, commented that in the next few weeks they will be opening new branches. One is planned for the town of David toward the Costa Rican border, and another for Gorgona near the capital city.
Costa Rica Commercial has launched operations, as the first specialized Costa Rica real estate broker, exclusively specialized in Costa Rica commercial real estate rentals and investment property sales.
Panamá Pacífico with thousands of interested visitors to its stand in Expocomer 2010, not only offered the Key Note speech of thursday, but launched the residential phase of this great development on the banks of the Panama Canal