Preparations are being made in the country for the opening of two high rise condo projects which combine residential units with hotel facilities and services.
The first 'condo-hotel' project called Ocean, located in Jaco, Puntarenas, is expected to start operations in December and includes an infrastructure of 7,200 square meters. The second project will begin the first phase of construction in the Greater Metropolitan Area in 2016 and will focus on the corporate market.
Avoiding the generation of power using fossil fuels is a necessary goal, but alleviating the energy poverty in which millions of Central Americans find themselves is a priority.
Bjorn Lomborg's article published in Laprensagrafica.com analyzes the difficult choice between taking measures to prevent global warming, and facilitating the use of cheap fossil fuels -carbon- for 1,200 million poor people in the world.
The entity has received a $20 million IDB loan to expand its loan portfolio to operations with environmental sustainability.
The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a "green" facility with $30 million going to Banco Atlantida in Honduras to support lending to environmentally sustainable projects. The facility for medium-term financing consists of load A, a $20 million IDB loan, and loan B, to be syndicated by the IDB, with a target figure of $10 million.
Fiaes, the Initiative Fund for the Americas, will use the money to fund environmental projects.
They will finance domestic projects in 4 areas: ecosystem management, land management, contamination prevention and control, and energy. Fiaes intends to support the country’s environmental priorities.
The project will focus on 10 environmental conservation areas, as defined in the National Land Plan (PNODT): El Imposible-Barra de Santiago , Apaneca-Lamatepec, Los Cóbanos, El Playón, Costa del Bálsamo, Alto Lempa, Jaltepeque, Bahía de Jiquilisco, Tecapa- San Miguel and Golfo de Fonseca.
This section looks at the conceptual and dimensional framework in the context of Guatemala's proposed Law of Territorial Organization.
One element that has been identified in this process of preparation, updating and feedback on the proposed law is the general lack of knowledge about territorial organization and the methodologies of the various planning systems in Latin America.
Guatemala has a diverse territory that requires the development of organizational strategies.
A White Paper has been prepared by a team integrating technical and social skills from the School of Organic and Evolutionary Planning, the consulting firm La Ceiba and the Association of Ecological Action.
Many land problems that the country faces, such as landslides or floods in populated areas, crowding, lack of public services, deforestation, loss of natural resources, and lack of housing for the poor, result from the absence of a legal framework to regulate the planning of the territory and land use.
Nicaragua has created a top-level team of academics and professionals to plan its land regulation.
The nation's Constitution says the state has to promote the "harmonious" development of the regions. However, urban growth and economic development has over the years becoming heavily concentrated on the Pacific coast at the expense of the Atlantic and central regions.
Honduras has begun to regulate land use and ownership, beginning with planning at a municipal level.
The absence of any formal regulation was laid bare in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch caused thousands of deaths and huge economic damage.
The aim of regulation is to identify areas that are suitable for development in a wide range of industries, such as tourism and mining, as well as for housing, farming and fishing.
Panama has organized its territory to encourage competitiveness in tourism, technological services, transport, and trade, while keeping sustainable development in the forefront.
Panama's planning experiences provide interesting implications for the process of territorial organization in Central America.
One of the most interesting of these is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project on the Atlantic side of the country.
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