$143 Million Investment in Roads Announced

In Guatemala, the government announced that plans to invest nearly $143 million this year in repairing and maintaining the country's road network.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

According to representatives of the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV), among the investments projected stand out the maintenance and repair of bridges, signaling of vertical and horizontal routes, works of sealing of cracks, works of repair of the route CA-2 East and of the CA-2 West, and more works.

See "Guatemala: Works of Road Rehabilitation"

José Luis Benito, Minister of Communications told Dca.gob.gt that "... plans are ready for the rehabilitation of different routes throughout the national territory, which is part of the Government's strategic plans for the recovery of roads, which promotes development and gives a boost to competitiveness."

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Benito added that "... the tender projects can be seen on the Guatecompras portal. These resources are managed through the Executing Unit of Road Conservation (Covial), which includes maintenance work of ground, paved network and repaves."

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