Guatemala Seeks Funding for Roadworks

The Government has announced that will negotiate international loans for $920 million for road construction.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) said it would be looking to obtain credit with international banks in order to expand three stretches of highway which go towards border crossings. Alejandro Sinibaldi, head of the CIV, confirmed that the three loans could materialize next year.

One $280 million loan will be negotiated with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) and will be used to expand CA-2 East road from Escuintla to Cuidad Pedro de Alvarado, on the border with El Salvador to four lanes.

In addition, two other loans are being negotiated for the expansion of the route on the Atlantic. The first is for $300 million with CABEI, which will be used to fund the works from El Rancho, El Progreso, up to Mayuelas, Zacapa.

The National Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES) will provide the second loan of $340 million to expand the rest of the road from Mayuelas to Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, Izabal .

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Guatemala's Congress has approved a loan of $119 million from the CABEI and another from BNDES of Brazil for $280 million, for the expansion to four lanes of the highway to the Pacific.

The Ministry of Communications will be the executor of the road project to be financed with the two loans.

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