Guatemala: Elevated thoroughfares will increase number of vehicles in circulation.

The Elevated thoroughfare project by businessman Juan Fernando Letona could increase the number of cars on the road.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This was the conclusion by Enrique Godoy, president of Urban Proposal, and Francisco Rodas, a consultant for the United Nations Development Program.

Rodas points out that the project by Letona is interesting and can be joined with the municipal projects of the Anillo Periferico (Outer Ring) and the Transmetro, as a solution to the congestion problems.

The number in circulation grows by 300,000 every year, and in the future more elevated ways could be added, said the businessman.

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