New Land Use Plan in Guatemala

Starting today the accord regulating construction types and use of the ground in the Municipality of Guatemala will come into effect.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

According to, "Accord 30-08, published in the Government daily on 30 December, has 135 articles and one chapter with the regulations establishing the requirements that establishments that are open to the public must meet, such as bars, churches, discotheques, or the sale of alcoholic drinks, etc."

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Ordnance Planning for Greater Metropolitan Area

May 2013

The Government of Costa Rica is preparing a third plan for land ordnance in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM by its initials in Spanish).

This was announced by Guido Monge, Minister of Housing and Settlements (MIVAH)."It is called Plan GAM 2013, and will be built on the remains of its two predecessors: the Regional Urban Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Area (PRUGAM) and the Land Use Plan (POTGAM) (the latter introduced in January this year) which never, because of their designs, reached the approval stage, " noted an article in

Germany to Boost Development Projects in the Region

December 2011

The German government will allocate about $27 million for regional health, violence prevention, energy and sustainable development projects.

The German ambassador in El Salvador, Christian Stocks, and the Secretary General of SICA, Juan Daniel German, formalized the implementation of four projects.

Models of Territorial Arrangements: Guatemala

July 2008

Guatemala has a diverse territory that requires the development of organizational strategies.

A White Paper has been prepared by a team integrating technical and social skills from the School of Organic and Evolutionary Planning, the consulting firm La Ceiba and the Association of Ecological Action.

Models of territorial organization: Honduras

July 2008

Honduras has begun to regulate land use and ownership, beginning with planning at a municipal level.

The absence of any formal regulation was laid bare in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch caused thousands of deaths and huge economic damage.
The aim of regulation is to identify areas that are suitable for development in a wide range of industries, such as tourism and mining, as well as for housing, farming and fishing.

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