Guatemala Could Privatize Several Roads

While the bidding for the pre-feasibility study for the highway concession between Escuintla and Puerto Quetzal is underway, the government is considering other routes to put under private management.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The head of the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing, Alejandro Sinibaldi, said the study is part of a pilot plan, that if successful, would be applied to other routes in the country.

Sinibaldi added the study for Puerto Quetzal-Escuintla will cost Q3 million ($ 383,000) and would be ready in three months.

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After months without progress being reported in the process, the Communications Commission of the Guatemalan Congress issued a favorable opinion to the bill to rehabilitate and operate the Escuintla-Puerto Quetzal Highway.

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