Costa Rica backs plan to develop Panama border region

President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica signed a law to use a US$9.2 million Inter-American Development Bank credit for the development of the Sixaola river basin, which Costa Rica shares with Panama.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Costa Rica's government is contributing US$2.8 million to make a total of US$12 million for a program of sustainable development in the region.

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Guatemala: K'atun 2032 National Development Plan

August 2014

The Guatemalan government has formally introduced a comprehensive development plan which sets out long-term goals to accelerate economic growth.

Administration officials said the plan was created with the participation of multiple sectors represented in the National Council of Urban and Rural Development (CONADUR).

Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Development

July 2010

Two common issues facing modern agriculture: efficient food production and environmentally sustainable practises.

Agricultural Productivity plays a decisive role in the conservation of the environment as well as in economic and social development. As such, Central America's agricultural entrepreneurs and industries must keep themselves up-to-date with the latest innovations in maximizing harvests in the smallest surface area (ecological footprint) while optimizing water usage (virtual water and water footprint). This should be done alongside the region's Ministries of Agriculture and research organizations.

El Salvador Sows Marine Shrimp

May 2009

There were two million marine shrimp post larvae sown, out of a total of 5 million to be sown, in different Salvadoran estuaries in 2009.

With a seeding of 2 million marine shrimp post larvae our of a total of 5 million that will be sown in 2009, the Minister of Agriculture, Mario Ernesto Salaverria, announced today the “Restocking of Marine Shrimp Post Larvae in the Different Estuaries of El Salvador" plan, for the second consecutive year

US$5.5 million loan for bridge to link Panama and Costa Rica

July 2008

The Andean Development Corporation announced a US$5.5 million loan for the construction of a bridge over the Sixaola river, which forms the border between Panama and Costa Rica.

The 260-meters bridge will replace a railway link that has fallen into a serious state of disrepair, the corporation said from its headquarters in Caracas.

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