Guatemala to Invest $37 Million in Rural Infrastructure

The highway project will interconnect several regions of the country with the capital and aims to make them more competitive.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The $37 million construction will enable rural Guatemala to better compete by providing roads capable of serving demand created and will benefit 6.6 million people.

The 419.5 km highway network will be used to transport agricultural produce, manufactured products and livestock, particularly from growing regions to the consumer centers in the west and middle of the country.

Additional benefits are expected to be faster growth and development, as well as the rerouting of traffic out of city centers to ease congestion.

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Bad Roads Hinder Trade

February 2012

The poor state of rural roads in Guatemala are harming producers, traders and passengers, meanwhile authorities are failing to address the problem.

“Last winter there were numerous landslides and erosions on routes used to transport goods and passengers in rural Guatemala. The affected routes are mainly in Granados, Cubulco, Rabinal, San Miguel and Purulhá Chicaj, " informed

Nicaragua: $35 million for Infrastructure Works

December 2011

The World Bank loan will help improve the country’s rural road infrastructure.

From the World Bank press release:

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a project for $35 million that will help improve the infrastructure of rural roads in Nicaragua and will benefit about 75,000 people, of whom just over half are women.

El Salvador: $15 million for Roads

September 2011

The country will have its road network improved in the north and east with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.

An IDB press release states:

The program will identify priority areas and carry out road works in order to maximize the economic and social benefits to local people.

$48 million for Rural Roads in El Salvador

August 2011

A loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration is intended to improve rural roads in the north.

The improvement works on rural roads will allow access to the Longitudinal del Norte Highway from the municipalities of the Department of Chalatenango.

"The FMLN deputy Inmar Reyes said the money will be used for connections in the north of the country where there are municipalities where the Longitudinal del Norte bypasses them making it necessary to improve road infrastructure so that they can have access to this new communication path.

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