Coalianza: Facilitator of Investments in Honduras

The complicated Honduran political and institutional climate is creating confusion about the role of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships.

Monday, July 29, 2013

In an article in Laprensa.hn, Jose Antonio Pineda, president commissioner of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza), when asked if "Coalianza, concessions, sells or privatizes?", responded that "we do not really do privatization because it involves transfer of assets or property of the State to private companies. We do not do that. Assets such as ports, roads, and airports always belong to the State. We form a public-private partnership (PPP) contract, where a private company invests capital in institutions, as these do not have capacity to invest themselves. It allows the investor to manage it for a period of time in order to be able to recover their investment. "

"... Is Coalianza're selling the country piece by piece?
The word sale is to be understood conceptually. If you give me an amount of money and I give you some goods in exchange, it is a sale, but on no occasion, in the contracts awarded, has the State received money or property been transferred. The properties and assets keep belonging to the State. Therefore it is not a sale. People are saying this this because they lack knowledge and information and some of them for political reasons. "



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Airport Concession Awarded in Honduras

January 2014

A subsidiary of Terra Group will be responsible for the design, financing, construction, and maintenance and operation of the International Airport at Palmerola.

From a press release issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships:

The Commission for the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) has awarded to Constructora de Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados S.A.(SAISA), the Contract for the Design, Financing, Construction, Maintenance and Operation of Palmerola International Airport, which will be located in the city of Comayagua, on the road axis between Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Honduras: Palmerola Tender Postponed

September 2013

The opening of bids for Palmerola, scheduled for November, has been postponed at the request of two of the companies interested in building the airport.

"The deadline for Palmerola was put back to late September at the request of one of the bidders, but we have had a request from another bidder who is asking for more time.

Honduras: Projects for $1.8 billion Up For Concession

April 2013

Airports, power plants, water and sewerage and port terminals are part of the public works under concession in Honduras.

Since the establishment, two years ago, of the Investment Facility under the scheme of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) there have been four infrastructure projects concessioned totaling $869 million.

Road Infrastructure Concession in San Pedro Sula

July 2012

The infrastructure can now be built using public-private partnerships, and has already attracted interest from foreign companies.

The Municipal Corporation has authorized an agreement with Coalianza (Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships) for the development of urgent road works in the areas north, south and east of San Pedro Sula.

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