New Nicaragua - Honduras Route Streamlines Trade

The time it takes to move goods between Managua and the customs offices of Guasaule will be reduced from 5 to 2 hours with the recent works on the 77 kilometer stretch of road between the two places.

Friday, July 15, 2016

With this new route carriers will be able to avoid going through the cities of Leon and Chinandega, which will generate savings not only in time but also in costs. It is estimated that a reduction will be achieved of "... four gallons per diesel per truck."

See: "Roads: The Key to the Development of Nicaragua"

The president of the Association of Carriers of Nicaragua (ATN), Marvin Altamirano, told that he hopes "... next week the route will become a fiscal path that helps the sector to gain more profit and said that it is not only international transport that will benefit but also local transport, as from now on greater road communication has been established between central and northern Nicaragua."

In addition to benefiting transportation, this new route will promote economic development and tourism in the area. 

"... The businessman Enrique Zamora believes that this stretch of over 76 kilometers will promote economic activity and allow for crops and livestock, mainly export products, to be transported out. Zamora, who has tourism businesses in the area, said the route establishes a tourist circuit of 120 kilometers in the city of Leon. " 

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