LG-AFI Group, from Spain, Rios Ferrer from Mexico, and Copenhagen Aiport Arena, from Denmark, are three of the eight companies that submitted proposals for the pre-feasibility study to modernize the airport.
It is expected that the chosen company will deliver the results of study in six months, which will be funded by the US government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Guatemala Threshold Program, seeking to improve infrastructure and processes at the airport, whose operation will be undertaken by a private company who will recoup their investment by charging for services.
It has been announced that the company China Railway Company is studying whether it would be feasible to reactivate a passenger train service between San Salvador and the area of Sitio del Niño, in the municipality of San Juan Opico.
Authorities at the Executive Port Commission (CEPA) explained that the studies that were started during the previous administration with the Spanish company Tramrail have not been completed, and now it is the company China Railway Company which is analyzing the feasibility of the project.
A feasibility study ordered by the Municipality of Guatemala found that it is feasible to install an urban transport cable car system, which will be called AeroMetro.
Although there is still no certainty about the final cost, a representative of the Municipality of Guatemala, Carlos Sandoval, told Prensalibre.com that " 'Everything points to it being an investment using public capital from the municipality and money from private companies. A public-private partnership.´"
The funds provided by the entity will be used for studies needed to determine the characteristics of the area, the exact location and cost of building the infrastructure, as well as any possible environmental impact on the coast of Bluefields.
In Guatemala the government is preparing to make a new diagnosis of the immigration control system to structure a new tender in the future.
The Ministry of the Interior in Guatemala has announced that feasibility studies are to be made for implementing a new system for migration control and also that they could be willing to build the foundation to develop a new contract, though a date for the competition was not given. The tender was awarded to the Swiss company Security Assistance Group, SA, but as it is in the middle of a process which is under question, the minister confirmed the termination of the contract.
The Mayoral office has started preliminary studies for building two ring roads in the north and east of the city, though the a cost estimate or financing methods are not yet known.
The Department of Works at the Municipality of Guatemala has announced that soil studies and geographical studies are being carried out, using topographical methods to determine the feasibility of creating a ring road in the north of the city and another in the east.
A project to build prisons in Jutiapa, Guatemala, Santa Rosa and Escuintla is waiting for congressional approval and budget allocation.
The Ministry of Government in Guatemala has already completed the plans and the projects for the construction of four new prisons. The Planning Department reported that the sum needed is $64.6 million (about Q500 million) in order to start pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies and early construction work. However, the amount estimated to complete construction, according to information given to El Periódico by the Technical Secretariat of the National Security Council (CNS), will be about $232.5 million.
The concessionaire HKND has announced that it has hired BMT Asia Pacific to develop the plans for the operations of the canal and deepwater ports, and refine the operation model for the integrated Canal-Port.
Its promoters claim that the resources to build it are there, with no more details, but the announcement of the postponement of the start of the mega work following the huge losses suffered by Wang Jing in the chinese stock market, has only increased the doubts.
Doubts about the feasibility of this project have been present since it was first announced, but they now appear to be increasing given the contradictions arising from the information that the project spokespersons themselves have been giving out.
The government plans to analyze the feasibility of building a light rail line which would connect line 3 with other provinces, in a first stage to Penonomé, a second to Santiago and a third to David, Chiriqui.
In a statement on Presidencia.gob.pa, it is indicated that "... along with the construction of Metro Line 3 to the sector of West Panama, the administration has scheduled the feasibility studies necessary for the construction of a Light Rail line to connect Line 3 with the rest of the country, through a first tranche to Penonomé, a second to Santiago and a third stretch to David, Chiriqui.
In January 2016 the results of a study will determine whether it is feasible to build multimodal ports in Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui and develop a logistic plan for the region.
The Maritime Authority of Panama explained that the feasibility study is being developed by Nathan Associates, which will have to deliver the results in January 2016. The purpose is to determine the condition of the province of Chiriqui, particularly Baru, in order to establish an economic development plan for the region.
The canadian company B2Gold has announced that it will be carrying out studies to determine the feasibility of mining explotation in the municipality of Rancho Grande in Matagalpa.
Among the analysis to be carried out by the company in the area of Rancho Grande are studies on the "soil, water, air, flora, fauna and culture of the community" according to a report by Elnuevodiario.com.ni.
The tourism minister has ruled out the possibility of building a new airport, arguing that the current one has sufficient capacity and there is a more urgent need for improving and expanding the one in Liberia.
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