Ibero-Latin American Asphalt Congress

From the 17th to 22nd of November IBWC 2013 will be held during which modern asphalt paving techniques will be revealed.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

In addition there will also be promotions of research and surveys by road network administrators, research centers, universities, companies and other entities involved with the activity in the segment of asphalt mixtures, to strengthen the development of this technology in Ibero American countries.

Participants will exchange information on their experiences working with new techniques, equipment, specifications and other fields in order to reduce failures and improve investment in the paving material.

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New Delay in Award of Contract in Guatemala

November 2013

Companies interested in the tender to build the bypass of Chimaltenango now have until December 20 to submit their proposals.

This is the fourth time that the date for submission of proposals has been to postponed in the tender for the construction of an "alternate route to go through the south of in order to avoid the bottleneck that is generated in the sector", reported Prensalibre.com.

$40 million in Funding for Road in Guatemala  

July 2013

The Brazilian Development Bank has loaned $40 million to be used for the expansion of the Cocales-Tecum Uman highway to four lanes.

According to Alejandro Sinibaldi, Guatemalan Minister of Communications, this money is in addition to $40 million which the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) has already granted to the ministry.

Guatemala Could Privatize Several Roads

December 2012

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.

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.

Plan for Home Ownership

November 2012

An announcement has been made in Guatemala for a housing subsidy program for public officials, and mortgage credit lines for private employees.

Prensalibre.com reports that Alejandro Sinibaldi, Minister of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV in Spanish), advertised the program, after having opened the sixth edition of the Housing Fair Expocasa, organized every year by the Guatemalan Construction Chamber (CGC).

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